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?
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.
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.
A return to the English game for Vialli would represent a first dalliance in football management since his unexpected exit at Stamford Bridge eight months ago.
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.
It pays especial attention to his relations with the Habsburg Court and shows that, in spite of his dalliance with Masonry and some ideas of the Enlightenment, Mozart remained, like his father, a conventional Catholic of his time who believed, as he says in The Magic Flute, 'Let your reason furnish the answer.
Thus, to give several examples: Amoret's avoidance of Busyrane's "authorial manipulation" in Book III opens "a space for feminine desire" -- for Amoret's dalliance with Britomart, and for her intimate confidences with Aemylia in the Cave of Lust ("Into other arms: Amoret's evasion," 28, 32); in Book II, the "characteristically feminine" visions of Phantastes in Alma's Castle of Temperance "cross and recross the body's proper outlines" so that "Spenser ends up rearranging the architecture of the self" ("'Newes of devils': feminine sprights in masculine minds," 47, 52); and, in Amoretti 23, "the roles of Penelope and the suitor 'keep changing places'" so that the sonnet "enacts a flirtation with gender itself" ("Narrative flirtations," 105, 107).
While the public was riveted on President Clinton's dalliance with Monica Lewinsky, members of the 105th Congress attached nearly 50 riders on seven different appropriations bills, even bills that have traditionally been spared such measures, such as those that fund veterans' programs, housing and the post office.
Directors have tried earnestly to make him contemporary and accessible, never minding the matter of his dalliance with a swan.