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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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Berlusconi, 73, found himself neckdeep in a sex scandal last year involving alleged dalliances with young women, including an escort.
Mr Berlusconi, already under fire for his dalliances with women, made the jibe during a call to a late-night talk show that featured Rosy Bindi, a 58-year-old former minister who dresses conservatively and wears glasses "You are always more beautiful than intelligent," Mr Berlusconi told her.
They fall in love by the end of the story (with lots of misunderstandings and false dalliances in between) and since Angarred is discovered to have no small magical background and ability of her own, they both head back to Mathewar's College to study and to teach magic (which seems to set up a sequel).
Anti-urban thinkers feared the anonymity of the city setting would lead to a lack of discipline and therefore dalliances with immoral behavior.
Here, Payne and co-writer Jim Taylor focus on the romantic and sexual dalliances of two 40-something men, each burdened with insecurities and emotional scars.
The war; however, is the result of Bush's deliberate policy; in no way at all is the war attributable to Clinton's admittedly shameful dalliances.
Saint George went on to have many dalliances, with married and unmarried women alike, but he never again contemplated marriage.
As cases in point, Berglas cites Alfred Taubman, the former Sotheby's chairman convicted of conspiring to set commission rates on auctioned art, and former President Bill Clinton's dalliances with Monica Lewinsky.
Choices by females often play the deciding role in mating behavior: Bronze-winged jacanas keep male harems and trade dalliances for childcare (SN: 3/6/99, p.
And when Young - and later Clinton himself - phoned one of the Arkansas troopers who had been spilling tales of the president's dalliances to the Los Angeles Times, the trooper reportedly said that Clinton offered him a FEMA job too.
Among the romances that Seebohm details are his dalliances with philanthropist Mary Lasker; publisher Alicia Patterson Guggenheim; and socialites Brooke Astor, to whom he once proposed, and Ruth Field, the widow of Marshall Field.
SPREAD (18, 97 mins) Hustler Ashton Kutcher stars in a tawdry account of dalliances in the lap of luxury with Anne Heche.