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    He couldn't resist attacks

    Does "He couldn't resist attacks" mean "He couldn't resist the temptation of making attacks"?
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    Clinton poked, prodded and quoted Trump's own words, goading the famously thin-skinned Republican nominee. Trump took the bait, repeatedly interrupting angrily or dismissively throughout the night.
    He couldn't resist attacks, even when it was obvious they would backfire -- such as his criticism of Clinton for dropping off the campaign trail ahead of the debate to prepare.

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    Re: He couldn't resist attacks

    What is the source of the quoted text?

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    Re: He couldn't resist attacks

    The source is CNN WIRE: Six takeaways from the first presidential debate

    POSTED 6:36 AM, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016, BY CNN WIRE
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    Re: He couldn't resist attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Does "He couldn't resist attacks" mean "He couldn't resist the temptation of making attacks"?
    Yes.

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