Once we put him in a little chaise and drove him triumphantly through the green lanes for five miles; but all at once, as we were extolling him to the skies, he seemed to take it ill that he should have been accompanied so far by the circle of tantalizing little gnats that had been hovering round and round his ears the whole way without appearing to advance an inch, and stopped to think about it.
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There’s a Mercator girl in a tantalizingly flimsy dress eyeing me from the door leading to the crowded garden.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
Clary had dropped her stele; it lay feet away in the filthy snow, shining with a tantalizing glimmer.