flirting


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Synonyms for flirting

playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest

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Some of her old friends, principally to be found among the peachy-cheeked charmers with the skeleton throats, did once occasionally say, as they toyed in a ghastly manner with large fans--like charmers reduced to flirting with grim death, after losing all their other beaux--did once occasionally say, when the world assembled together, that they wondered the ashes of the Dedlocks, entombed in the mausoleum, never rose against the profanation of her company.
Feelings rather natural than heroic possessed her; instead of considering her own dignity injured by this ready condemnation -- instead of proudly resolving, in conscious innocence, to show her resentment towards him who could harbour a doubt of it, to leave to him all the trouble of seeking an explanation, and to enlighten him on the past only by avoiding his sight, or flirting with somebody else -- she took to herself all the shame of misconduct, or at least of its appearance, and was only eager for an opportunity of explaining its cause.
She has no conversation," he said, "and I am afraid that she is a coquette, for she is always flirting with the wind.
He might have been up stuffing himself with eggs and bacon, irritating the dog, or flirting with the slavey, instead of sprawling there, sunk in soul-clogging oblivion.
One of the girls was flirting a fan and pretending to be shocked, and the sight was very unpleasant, partly because it was obvious that the girls were secretly hostile to each other.
It's better fun than flirting," concluded Phil gravely.
I don't care a bit for him, and he likes Trix; only they have quarrelled, and he wants to make her mad by flirting a little with me.
You were flirting with her during the whole night,' said Madame Mantalini, apparently desirous to lead the conversation back to the point from which it had strayed.
Markham has done flirting with those two ladies I will proceed.
With all this feasting and flirting and merry exchange of wit Bogle's came mighty near being a salon, with Aileen for its Madame Recamier.
Anything like William's infatuation about that silly little flirting, ogling thing was never known, the mamma and sisters agreed together in thinking: and they trembled lest, her engagement being off with Osborne, she should take up immediately her other admirer and Captain.
There's something common, vulgar, in flirting with one's governess.
Washington, Feb 19 ( ANI ): A philosophy professor from Pennsylvania has offered some ethical and practical advice on flirting to those of the faint of heart.
If you can't say it, then try flirting Dear Alex, THERE'S a guy in the year above me at school who I really like.
These well-known flirts engage and inspire us," says Spiegel, author of Flirting For Success and The Flirtologist's Guide To Dating, available online including at http://www.