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used in In Cold Blood

3 uses
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to make someone excited about getting something — often something they cannot get
  • But the diary notation that most tantalized Dewey was unrelated to the Clutter-Rupp, Methodist-Catholic impasse.
    2 — Persons Unknown (10% in)
  • The business of the mattress box was one of the things that most tantalized Dewey.
    2 — Persons Unknown (34% in)
  • The day was warm, a little windy, and leaf shadows, supple emanations from the tree boughs that brushed the cell's barred window, tantalized Perry's tamed squirrel.
    4 — The Corner (41% in)

There are no more uses of "tantalize" in In Cold Blood.

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