Synonyms for love-making

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After all, he was better versed in that form of love-making, if it might be so called.

It was all drinking, he said, except that there were frequent intervals of eating and love-making.

It seemed odd to him that she did not make any reference to their love-making.

She was as desirous to prevent any love-making as John Penelles was.

In the love-making of the frogs and toads the song has an important share.

The real point is that there is the widest gulf between my love-making and yours.

Put me alongside a beef-steak and you shall see some love-making.

Love-making is the only recreation allowed and I am not tempted to sin in this direction.

The old name, the name he had given her in his love-making days, came to his lips.

Love-making and marriage were all very well, but they might be purchased too dearly.

WORD ORIGIN

"courtship," mid-15c., from love (n.) + make. Phrase make love is attested from 1570s in the sense "pay amorous attention to;" as a euphemism for "have sex," it is attested from c.1950.

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