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tan tuh lahy zing lee

  • r  in a tantalizing manner
    she smiled at him tantalizingly

  • This result is tantalizingly encouraging.
  • She tantalizingly stops short of saying how they may differ, so part of the book's pleasure comes from thinking about this idea.
  • Under arrest for trying to sneak into the football match disguised as boys, the girls await their punishment but being so tantalizingly close to the game is torture enough.
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  • Harrington is closing the Ryder Cup gap
    Padraig Harrington remains tantalizingly close to an automatic Ryder Cup qualifying place despite finishing joint ninth at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron.
    June 29, 2013 - Irish Central
  • Hingham girls tennis just short in State Finals
    Secretariat and Affirmed almost had to make room for the Hingham Varsity Girl’s Tennis team. The girls came tantalizingly close to notching the final jewel in the triple crown alongside Hingham’s 2013 state champion girls track and crew teams before falling 3-2 to Concord-Carlisle in the state’s Division 2 finals June 15 at Rahanis Park in Burlington.
    June 28, 2013 - The Hingham Journal

  • Peter Lu in Scotsman
    You can go through and see the evolution of increasing geometric sophistication. So they start out with simple patterns, and they get more complexover time, Lu added. "But the fact remains that the patterns are tantalizingly close to...
  • Wolfgang Ischinger in DigitalJournal.com
    The international negotiators believe agreement is possible on these subjects, even if the two parties remain "not tantalizingly close," Ischinger said.
  • John Leahy in BusinessWeek
    I saw a market that was tantalizingly close, but we weren't quite there yet,said Airbus Chief Operating Officer John Leahy. "Now with the sharklets, we've crossed the line."

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