courtship

[ kawrt-ship, kohrt- ]SEE DEFINITION OF courtship

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In the third act the courtship of Ferdinand and Miranda is pretty, but hardly more.

I should have a third, but she is surrounded by the blandishments of flattery and courtship.

There is no need for me to dwell upon the history of this courtship.

Refining the courtship, raillery, and conversation of plays!

Let us take one example—the courtship of the Argus pheasant.

He had lied to himself throughout his courtship but was most innocent of the offence.

But the courtship, such as it was, appears to have been long, and the effects of the loss indelible.

Even in broad daylight, they frisked and quarrelled, in courtship and rivalry.

But after her courtship and marriage, she was too apt to bring in her husband.

From a courtship and a marriage in peasant life we may turn to a death and a burial.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "behavior of a courtier," from court (n.) + -ship. Meaning "paying court to a woman with intention of marriage" is from 1590s.

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