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temptation rate
(Adult / Slang)
1. The act of tempting or the state of being yempted.

2. Something tempting; an enticement.


(1) Sister Annie Alden (Helen Jerome Eddy) and Rose Carlton/The Frisco Doll (Mae West) in Klondike Annie (1936):
-- Sister Annie: ' If you tried, you could resist every temptation.'
-- The Frisco Doll: ' What's the good of resisting temptation? There'll always be more.'

(2) Wayne Carter (Dick Foran) and Flower Belle Lee (Mae West) in My Little Chickadee (1940):
-- Wayner: ' I don't like to see a girl like you go into Badger's. It's a sordid place full of temptations.'
-- Flower Belle: ' I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.'

(3) The Sin Killer (Walter Huston) to Pearl Chavez (Jennifer Jones) in Duel in the Sun (1946): ' Pearl, you're curved in the flesh of temptation. Resistance is going to be a darn sight harder for you than for females protected by the shape of sows.'

(4) Humphrey Brinstead (Bob Hope) in Fancy Pants (1950): ' Don't tempt me, mum. I can resist anything but temptation.'

(5) Mrs. Pendrake (Faye Dunaway) to Little Big Man/Jack Crabb (Dustin Hoffman) in Little Big Man (1970): ' We all must resist temptation. Purity is it's own reward.'

(6) Paula Pokrifki (Debra Winger) to Zach Mayo (Richard Gere) in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982): ' How can you resist? I'm like candy. It's going to be very hard to get enough.'

(7) Oscar Wilde (Nicholas Grace) in Salome's Last Dance (1988): ' As you know, I resist anything but temptation.'

temptation rate
The act of tempting or the state of being tempted
Usage: don't give in to temptation

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