Antonyms for intercourse

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Intercourse with Payton had not left him in the best of tempers.

Intercourse with him is, upon the whole, extremely pleasing.

Intercourse by ferryboats and fords is liable to long interruptions.

Intercourse between them was of the most agreeable character.

Intercourse with the outside world is restricted, but is not altogether cut off.

"Intercourse with them freshens and rejuvenates one's soul," wrote Macaulay.

Intercourse with foreigners was dangerous and was discouraged.

Intercourse may be good; but of what use are complaints and apologies?

Intercourse with Bertram had profoundly impressed his feeble nature.

To these guarantees the Intercourse Act attempted to give force.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "communication to and fro," from Old French entrecours "exchange, commerce," from Late Latin intercursus "a running between, intervention," from intercursus, past participle of intercurrere "to run between," from Latin inter- "between" (see inter-) + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Meaning "sexual relations" first recorded 1798, from earlier sense "social contact and relations" (1540s).

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