dalliance


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flirtation

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the practice of flirting

a usually brief romance entered into lightly or frivolously

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the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

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playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest

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For this band, though, it's just a nice dalliance, a diversion from the point, which is rocking.
As Debbie waits for the test results to find out if her baby is a match for Sarah, will Cameron forget his dalliance with Chas and stay?
Women claimed they would forgive a man cheating with a woman - 28 per cent - but only 22 per cent said they would forgive a homosexual dalliance.
The Lib-Dems seemed destined to repeat the consequences of a previous Liberal dalliance of coalition/ national government with the Tories - a select few retain government power with the main party becoming an emasculated irrelevance.
She's still mad about Drew, despite his dalliance with Amanda.
Never accepted by either community and brutally beaten by a racist when his dalliance with his daughter is discovered, Lee moves to the Midwest and passes for white.
But what makes the perspective of Venus as a Boy even more remarkable than its dalliance with both the intensely profane and the characters' obsession with various forms of redemption, is that it is written from the point of view of a racist thug who beat, violated, and humiliated the young Luke Sutherland upon his migration to the Orkney Islands after being adopted by a white English family.
Had brighter minds been in charge, the ill-fated and irredeemably stupid dalliance in Formula 1 never would have happened.
But he shows his youthful enthusiasm and she reveals her deep experience and vast age, which turn the relationship into a dalliance of almost courtly love between a wily old queen and her peasant-of-the-moment, which surely cannot last.
They lack the extraordinary ornamental quality and dalliance with artifice so characteristic of Keita's studio photography.
Brian Pollitt, of Ty'n-Y-Groes, Conwy, with a sonnet after Paul Haigh's recent dalliance with poesy
He pointed out the dalliance of Keith Spore, who had an affair with a co-worker that led to Spore's wife filing for divorce.
For Marlowe, "dilation thus signifies a space of dalliance, wantonness, or release before the final judgment of tragedy comes to cut down the protagonist and mete out an orthodox retribution" (16).
The CWL's dalliance with feminism reminds me of an Irish saying: "If you're going to sup with the Devil, you'd better have a long spoon.
In the new evidence uncovered by congressional committees, or discovered in long-secret records belatedly released by the government or presidential libraries, there is plenty of shocking and confusing material to draw on and questions to ask: CIA assassination plots, dalliance with organized crime, obsession with Castro, fear of J.