Temptation

Definition of Temptation

Temp`ta´tion
n.1.The act of tempting, or enticing to evil; seduction.
When the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
- Luke iv. 13.
2.The state of being tempted, or enticed to evil.
Lead us not into temptation.
- Luke xi. 4.
3.That which tempts; an inducement; an allurement, especially to something evil.
Dare to be great, without a guilty crown;
View it, and lay the bright temptation down.
- Dryden.

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