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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PHILANDER

And Philander told me himself that he didn't know why he bought it. '

Philander drove off, shaking his head and chuckling to himself.

Philander turned and spoke to some one in the house behind him.

"I don't doubt she wants your photograph, Philander," he drawled.

Philander C. Knox was born on the hill on the east side of the river.

And I would not sacrifice my dinner to philander with Helen of Troy herself.'

I suppose when he is recovert of his wounds he will be down here to philander with her.

But it was one thing to free a horse-thief, and another to stop and "philander" with him.

No one except the members of the firm of Philander and Sons knew where he was.

Philander, to ramble on incoherently; to write discursively and weakly.

WORD ORIGIN

1737, from the noun meaning "a lover" (1700), from Philander, popular name for a lover in stories, drama, and poetry, from Greek adjective philandros "with love for people," perhaps mistaken as meaning "a loving man," from phil- "loving" (see philo-) + andr-, stem of aner "man" (see anthropo-). Related: Philandered; philandering.

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