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tantalize
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition to make someone excited about getting something that they will not really be able to get
  • Hester felt herself, in some indistinct and tantalizing manner, estranged from Pearl, as if the child, in her lonely ramble through the forest, had strayed out of the sphere in which she and her mother dwelt together, and was now vainly seeking to return to it.
    Chapter 19 -- The Child at the Brookside (30% in)

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