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  • I never went a-courting before, and I don't want to make any mistakes.

    Chapter XVII

  • The first phone conversation between the two is charming and awkward, like old-fashioned young lovers a-courting.

    'Catfish': A Great Story Of Isolation And Connection

  • Gotta feel sorry for the old-time (rational, pragmatic) Republicans who have to face the base, but hey they're the ones who went a-courting for it in the first place.

    Brownback Adviser Hammers Romney For False Conservatism

  • Just on the radar: Best Buy is a-courting Netflix.

    Jerry Weinstein: TV Upfronts, CNET, and the Facebook, MySpace and Google Data Wars

  • The croakers mysteriously took up residence in Golden Gate Park's delicate Lily Pond four years ago and, well, froggy's been a-courting ever since.

    From On High

  • Have you any remembrance of what used to happen when Mr. Grundy came a-courting?

    The Virginians

  • When you're the queen, you'll know it, everyone will know it, cause you'll be rich and your name will be on the top of the lists and every publisher will come a-courting with multi-book deals sweeter than tupelo honey.

    Self-Published Authors: Reality & A Rant

  • At least, they were in 1982 when I came a-courting, and I can't believe things are any better today.

    The Rulez

  • Nobody laughed; even though he had picked out those excruciatingly funny bits about the patent combination step-ladder and table, that performed high jinks of itself in the attic at night; and the young man who stuck to the verandah steps when he went a-courting: things that usually made people hold their sides.

    Ultima Thule

  • “Are you going a-courting?” inquired Mlle. Michonneau.

    Father Goriot

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