Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of fling.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fling.

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Examples

  • This, certainly, gives women a peace of mind that men only experience at the extremes of relationships: condoms for those short-term flings and false starts, sterilization after a good long go.

    Lisa Wade: MSN Report of Birth Control Poll Forgets that Men Have Sex, Make Babies

  • (INAUDIBLE) is that women who are seeking short-term flings care more about physical attractiveness than those looking for a lifelong partner.

    CNN Transcript Mar 29, 2008

  • Suddenly our Captain flings up his hand, takes the stairs at a bound, and flies to the prow.

    A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

  • The idea that you can infer more from a brief encounter than just sexual attraction is supported by findings from the Perception Lab at the University of St Andrews, which suggests that it may be possible to identify men who are more likely to indulge in short-term flings from facial features alone.

    The Guardian World News

  • This relationship is worth many short term flings with the West whose intentions are most suspect in terms of control of Pakistan's assets.

    Wake Up From Your Slumber - The Truth Will Set You Free

  • Perhaps, the scientists conjectured, in environments where health was a bigger concern, women might choose more masculine men, unconsciously making a mental trade-off between the potential costs manly men have been shown to be dishonest and more interested in short-term flings) and benefits of greater masculinity such as better health).

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • How many had known about Thomas's "flings," as Pinkie had called them?

    Sweet Anger

  • They danced! they danced! to piping such as flings

    Dreams and Dust

  • The sailors are always inexorably kept in barracks the day before foreign cruises (a custom that seems rather barbarous at first, but which is a necessary precaution against the "flings" they would have before leaving definitely).

    An Iceland Fisherman

  • These tools are being called "flings", and it is describes like so:

    VMblog.com - Virtualization Technology News and Information for Everyone

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