tantalizingly


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tan·ta·lize

 (tăn′tə-līz′)
tr.v. tan·ta·lized, tan·ta·liz·ing, tan·ta·liz·es
1. To excite by exposing something desirable that remains or is made difficult or impossible to obtain: Researchers have been tantalized by the possibility of finding a cure for the disease.
2. To be strongly attractive to; excite the senses or desire of: The aroma coming from the bakery tantalized us.

[From Latin Tantalus, Tantalus; see Tantalus.]

tan′ta·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
tan′ta·liz′er n.
tan′ta·liz′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.tantalizingly - in a tantalizing manner; "she smiled at him tantalizingly"
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tantalizingly

[ˈtæntəlaɪzɪŋlɪ] ADV the chocolate biscuits beckoned tantalizinglylas galletas de chocolate se ofrecían tentadoras, las galletas de chocolate estaban diciendo "cómeme"
we came tantalizingly close to victorytuvimos la victoria casi en nuestras manos

tantalizingly

advverlockend, verführerisch; success was tantalizingly closeder Erfolg schien zum Greifen nahe

tantalizingly

[ˈtæntəˌlaɪzɪŋlɪ] advin modo allettante
we were tantalizingly close to victory → eravamo così vicino alla vittoria
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she called from the veranda, and as she went down the steps her rippling laughter drifted tantalizingly back through the wide doorway.
Though his progress seemed tantalizingly slow to the ape-man whose idea of speed had been gained by such standards as the lesser apes attain, he made, as a matter of fact, almost as rapid progress as the drifting canoe that bore Rokoff on ahead of him, so that he came to the bay and within sight of the ocean just after darkness had fallen upon the same day that Jane Clayton and the Russian ended their flights from the interior.
He even hung by one hand, tantalizingly just beyond reach, and mocked them as they gnashed their tusks with impotent rage.
But while I looked at him his former aspect, so subtly inhuman, so tantalizingly familiar, crept back into his big eyes, repellant and attractive.
Tantalizingly the placing of his familiar features persisted in eluding her.
There was a slightly puzzled expression on her face--there was something tantalizingly familiar about that smile of his.
A band of caribou passed by, twenty and odd animals, tantalizingly within rifle range.
Meals are tantalizingly delicious and Seller's wife/chef is likely to stay on part time.
A colorful novel of dreams tantalizingly out-of-reach pervading a neighborhood, and the willingness to risk all in hope of fantastic payoff, Gods of the Andes comes alive with vibrant impressions, boisterous dialogue, and the urgency of desperate hope that threatens when one's life is barely a step away from being penniless on the streets.
At one point, Abd-Allah tantalizingly informs us that Webb's booklet Islam and America sets forth the author's views on "a number of controversial topics like slavery, concubinage, and jihad," [201] but no elaboration follows.
As technologies for exploring space become increasingly sophisticated, answers to the deepest questions about the nature of the universe lie tantalizingly close.