Maybe Da Vinci’s plethora of tantalizing clues was nothing but an empty promise left behind to frustrate the curious and bring a smirk to the face of his knowing Mona Lisa.
The idea that the cryptex had been designed by Leonardo da Vinci—former Grand Master of the Priory of Sion—shone as another tantalizing indicator that this was indeed the Priory keystone.
Crossing the massive nave on a diagonal, Langdon and Sophie remained silent as the elaborate sepulchre revealed itself in tantalizing increments… a black-marble sarcophagus… a reclining statue of Newton… two winged boys… a huge pyramid… and… an enormous orb.
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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.