Sentence Examples with the word temptation

In view of the anticipated arrival of substantial reinforcements from England there was no great temptation to embark on offensives; and owing to the shortage of artillery ammunition, what there was of it had to be jealously husbanded, although the French divisions were not suffering from this disability so much as the British.

Dean left Bird Song on foot, passing up the temptation to drive his Jeep the short distance to the Main Street delicatessen.

Philosophic assailants of Comtism have not always resisted the temptation to recall the circumstance that its founder was once out of his mind.

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And coins have long been recognized as one of the great sources of metrology -- valuable for their wide and detailed range of information, though most unsatisfactory on account of the constant temptation to diminish their weight, a weakness which seldom allows us to reckon them as of the full standard.

His temptation was removed by the Host beginning to bleed, the blood soaking through the corporal into the marble of the altar.

So marked are these evils that such partial competition is avoided by agreements between the competing lines with regard to rates, and by divisions of traffic, or pools, which shall take away the temptation to violate such rate agreements.

But as the theory of evolution was accepted, a new spirit was gradually introduced into Christian theology, which has turned the controversies between religion and science into other channels and removed the temptation to flaunt a disagreement.

But for the sake of the independence of the Russian nation he resisted the temptation of taking this inviting but perilous short-cut to greatness.

The children running about are a serious temptation though I know this place is far too risky for what activities I have in mind.

She evidently felt unable to look at him without laughing, but could not resist looking at him: so to be out of temptation she slipped quietly behind one of the columns.