Definition of The tempter

1. Noun. (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of The Tempter

the Irish Famine
the Iron Duke
the Jersey Lillie
the King of Swing
the Kingmaker
the Lady with the Lamp
the Little Corporal
the Nazarene
the Say Hey Kid
the Shiites
the Solent
the Street
the Sunnites
the Swiss
the Taal
the Tempter
the Three Weird Sisters
the Trapezium
the Triangle
the Venerable Bede
the Weird Sisters
the apple doesn't fall far from the tree
the ball is in someone's court
the bard
the bee's knees
the bends
the big six
the big sleep
the bigger they are, the harder they fall
the bigs

Literary usage of The tempter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"S: D. Quiet talks about the tempter. *75c. '10. Réveil. Hughson, SC Warfare of the soul: practical studies in the life of temptation. »*$1.20. '10. ..."

2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1831)
"... the Tempter. A Tale Wild and Wonderful. By William Child Green, author of " The Abbot of Montserrat," &c. &c. In four volumes, 8vo. London: Newman & Co. ..."

3. The English Review (1852)
"The Personality of the Tempter, and other Sermons, Doctrinal and Occasional, including a Sermon preached in St. Paul's Cathedral at the Festival of the Sons ..."

4. The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study by Jean-Marie Guyau (1897)
"... determinism and the illusion of spontaneity—Immorality of the temptation— Hypothesis of the fall, its impossibility—God the tempter— Lucifer and God—2. ..."

5. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle of St. James by James Hardy Ropes (1916)
"James, on the other hand, ¡s:merely saying that boldness will avail against the tempter. ... the tempter."

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