courting


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  • noun

Synonyms for courting

a man's courting of a woman

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Some of the old women was knitting, and some of the young folks was courting on the sly.
With her children they were in continual raptures, extolling their beauty, courting their notice, and humouring their whims; and such of their time as could be spared from the importunate demands which this politeness made on it, was spent in admiration of whatever her ladyship was doing, if she happened to be doing any thing, or in taking patterns of some elegant new dress, in which her appearance the day before had thrown them into unceasing delight.
shoo sits watching for ye i' t' kitchen; and as yah're in at one door, he's out at t'other; and, then, wer grand lady goes a- courting of her side
Neither courting nor avoiding notice; simply happy in themselves, in their children, and in their quiet rural life; unsuspected by the few neighbors who formed their modest circle of acquaintance to be other than what they seemed -- the truth in their case, as in the cases of many others, remained undiscovered until accident forced it into the light of day.
He mentioned to me as a secret, that he is courting a young lady who has, as no doubt you are aware, a bedridden Pa.