How she valued her own life had been proved; but his—she had no right to tamper with it.
There was something in the hearts of his people with which he dare not tamper.
Make sure that nobody can tamper with your pistol or cartridges.
"They will try to tamper with him," the doctor suggested, thoughtfully.
I asked, now thoroughly uneasy; had her recklessness gone so far as to lead her to tamper with the Commandments?
When your Southern statesmen have tried to tamper with her, they have found her true.
But tamper with the property of my successor I cannot and will not.
To me they are sacred institutions, and I should never dare to tamper with them.
"I would rather not tamper with punctuation and spelling," said Hester, dryly.
Furthermore, in the words of Oscar Wilde, who am I to tamper with a work of genius.
1560s, figurative use of tamper "to work in clay, etc., so as to mix it thoroughly," probably originally a variant of temper (v.), which is how it was initially spelled. Perhaps it is a dialectal workmen's pronunciation. Related: Tampered; tampering.