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synonyms for courtship

  • courting
  • engagement
  • pursuit
  • love
  • lovemaking
  • suit
  • wooing
  • keeping company
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  • surrender
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How to use courtship in a sentence

My first love went to art school, and early in our courtship he invited me to a student show of his photography.
SUCH A PRETTY FACEAUBREY GORDONFEBRUARY 26, 2021VOX
In this recording, a male superb lyrebird ends its complicated courtship song and dance with an uncanny imitation of a raucous mobbing flock.
A SINGLE MALE LYREBIRD CAN MIMIC THE SOUND OF AN ENTIRE FLOCKJAKE BUEHLERFEBRUARY 25, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
I can still enjoy the romance, root for the protagonists, celebrate the courtships.
HOW ‘BRIDGERTON’ FLIPPED THE SCRIPT ON ‘THE DUKE AND I’VANESSA RILEYJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They would mount others and display courtship behaviors exactly like a male would.
CATHERINE DULAC FINDS BRAIN CIRCUITRY BEHIND SEX-SPECIFIC BEHAVIORSCLAUDIA DREIFUSDECEMBER 14, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
As we read these letters, which cover the couple’s early courtship, from 1941 to 1945, we can look for clues as to what went wrong — though the details are notably one-sided.
WHAT KURT VONNEGUT’S RAPTUROUS LOVE LETTERS REVEAL ABOUT HIM AS A WRITER — AND HUSBANDSUSAN KESELENKO COLLDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
So it was a stroke of luck when a tip from nature guides in 2018 led him to the first scientific observations of courtship in one of the more elusive bats in the Western hemisphere’s tropics, the wrinkle-faced bat, Centurio senex.
A FACE MASK MAY TURN UP A MALE WRINKLE-FACED BAT’S SEX APPEALSUSAN MILIUSNOVEMBER 24, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
There is no dramme of manhood to suspect,On such thin ayrie circumstance as thisMeere complement and courtship.
THE FATAL DOWRYPHILIP MASSINGER
I was riding by the ranch of Mr. Blank, who had wooed and won our cook after a courtship that was as brief as it was fervid.
A FORTUNE HUNTER; OR, THE OLD STONE CORRALJOHN DUNLOE CARTERET
Well, being safe again, he was a devoted lover again, and he must get on with his courtship.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
There was nothing romantic in the courtship, but at the same time it was far from commonplace.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
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WORDS RELATED TO COURTSHIP

  • carnal knowledge
  • coition
  • coitus
  • copulation
  • coquetting
  • courting
  • courtship
  • cuddling
  • dalliance
  • fondling
  • fooling around
  • foreplay
  • hugging
  • intercourse
  • intimacy
  • kissing
  • mating
  • screwing
  • sexual intercourse
  • sexual relations
  • snuggling
  • sucking face
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