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Temptation

Terror (See HORROR.)
apple
as fruit of the tree of knowledge in Eden, has come to epitomize temptation. [O.T.: Genesis 3:1–7; Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
forbidden fruit
God prohibits eating from Tree of Knowledge. [O.T.: Genesis 2:16–17]
Potiphar’s wife
tried to induce Joseph to lie with her. [O.T.: Gen. 39]
quince
symbol of temptation [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
Satan
offers world to Jesus in exchange for His obeisance. [N.T.: Matthew 4:8–11]
serpent
coaxes Eve to eat forbidden fruit. [O.T.: Genesis 3:1–5]
Zuleika
name given in Arabian legend to Potiphar’s wife, who vainly tempted Joseph. [Arab. Legend: Benét, 1117]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(The Philippine Star) - August 25, 2019 - 12:00am Each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.
Bayern Munich's interest may have tempted Barcelona to go back for another attempt, rather than risk missing out.
He said: "Our stance hasn't changed - it would take a serious offer to tempt us to sell.
But at last something positive as Kirklees Council has come up with a new way to tempt shoppers in there.
And United believe they can take advantage of the 18-yearold's homesickness by making a summer move to tempt him up to Manchester.
For in the final analysis, though Pondick may bait you or tempt you to play Freud, her works lie on the floor not on a couch.
"Right," shouts phone-in Phil (he always shouts...) "Where do you think the BBC axe should fall?" Don't tempt me Phil, don't tempt me...
Filthy-rich Rangers want to make Figo, 35, their marquee signing after the takeover by F1 moguls Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone and they could tempt the former Real Madrid Galactico with pounds 75,000-a-week wages.
"We have a wide range of stalls to tempt you with, with everything from homemade cakes, cards and jewellery to a chocolate tombola, which is very tempting if you given up the idea of digging out the bikini this summer and need some comfort food.
The Russian billionaire targeted the Brazilian playmaker and the Czech Republic midfielder and was prepared to bankroll a pounds 100m move to tempt Barcelona and Juventus to part with their most prized assets.
They can be bought at 21 with IG and Sporting, which will probably tempt some big hitters despite the hefty downside even for a draw.
cr g I met 0 k I'm tempted to get back n I ve I' tempt d to g t b k in touch as I've never forgotten about her.