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the exchange of ideas by writing, speech, or signals

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The Eleanor remained some few days at anchor here, and an apparently friendly intercourse was kept up with the inhabitants.
On receiving intelligence of this event, Tamaahmaah had immediately tabooed all the canoes, and interdicted all intercourse with the ship, lest the captain should learn the fate of the schooner, and take his revenge upon the island.
All this was gratifying and interesting to him, for he was aware of the advantages of trade, and desirous of promoting frequent intercourse with white men.
He found that the king had profited in more ways than one by his intercourse with white men.
Before embarking, the great eris of the American Fur Company took leave of their illustrious ally in due style, with many professions of lasting friendship and promises of future intercourse; while the matter-of-fact captain anathematized him in his heart for a grasping, trafficking savage; as shrewd and sordid in his dealings as a white man.
I will promise you to give up all intercourse with Philip, if you will let me see him once, or even only write to him and explain everything,--to give it up as long as it would ever cause any pain to my father.
Put your hand on this Bible, and say, 'I renounce all private speech and intercourse with Philip Wakem from this time forth.' Else you will bring shame on us all, and grief on my father; and what is the use of my exerting myself and giving up everything else for the sake of paying my father's debts, if you are to bring madness and vexation on him, just when he might be easy and hold up his head once more?"
"Tom threatens to tell my father, and he couldn't bear it; I have promised, I have vowed solemnly, that we will not have any intercourse without my brother's knowledge."
But may we not hope that the period of future happiness to which Miss Bingley looks forward may arrive earlier than she is aware, and that the delightful intercourse you have known as friends will be renewed with yet greater satisfaction as sisters?
"After its long intercourse with mankind,--after looking upon the world for ages,--what lessons of golden wisdom it might utter!
Instinctively Lily protested, stood up, zipped close her pants and angrily rejected Pedring's proposal for sexual intercourse.
"The jury question in this case requires us for the first time to consider whether an additional element of proof communication of the withdrawal of consent is required to avoid the risk of a reasonable mistake of fact in a case where the jury may find that the initial sexual penetration was consensual but that the victim withdrew consent during the course of continued sexual intercourse.
Multiple-choice responses were dichotomized to create behavioral measures: ever had sexual intercourse, had first sexual intercourse before age 13 years (early sexual debut), had sexual intercourse with four or more persons during their life ([greater than or equal to] 4 sex partners), had sexual intercourse during the 3 months preceding the survey (currently sexually active), did not use a condom during last sexual intercourse (no condom use), did not use any method to prevent pregnancy during last sexual intercourse (no pregnancy prevention method use), drank alcohol or used drugs before last sexual intercourse (alcohol/drug use before sex), and never been tested for HIV.
A study involving children, adolescents and youngsters from primary and secondary schools in 13 Brazilian capitals and the Federal District (3) showed that the mean age of the first sexual intercourse among boys varies between 13.9 and 14.5 years, against 15.2 to 16 years among girls.
Age at first sexual intercourse is a marker of behavioural and health risks (3) and is an important indicator for exposure to heterosexual Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) transmission (4).