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noun as in mistress

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Like courtesans in a ballroom, each protein bounces around the cell, temporarily grabbing onto another protein before leaving them to find the next.

Kushiel’s Dart, a story of courtesans, angels, politics, and intrigue, focuses on the unlikely heroine Phèdre nó Delaunay, who is born with a red mote in her eye—which portends that she is destined to find pleasure in pain.

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She introduces us to explorers, pilots, warriors, spies, writers, queens, traitors, courtesans, athletes and politicians we’ve not heard of before.

Tonya Jone Miller, who describes herself as an “aural courtesan,” has run the Bay City Blues sex-line for nine years.

She killed herself in 1925 and she also may have been a courtesan, I discovered a few years ago.

Instead, Violet is kidnapped and solid to a rival courtesan house, where she is trained by an older courtesan named Magic Gourd.

The look was inspired by Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and the World War I spy Mata Hari.

The Girl Who Loved Camellias by Julie Kavanagh The courtesan who seduced Paris—and inspired Dumas and La Traviata.

But to be really loved by a courtesan: that is a victory of infinitely greater difficulty.

Couture was always welcome at the home of the courtesan, who dreamed, perhaps, of making him her husband.

First I hated you, when I dreamed you to be but a courtesan traitress.

Wilhelmine turned to her and, bending, kissed the old courtesan on the brow.

In fact, they are on a level with the common, paid courtesan,—the lowest rank there is.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to courtesan, such as: concubine, paramour, prostitute, and whore.

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