- v. have sexual intercourse with
- From make + love, after Old Provençal far amor, Middle French faire l'amour. (Wiktionary)
“As it grew quiet, we leaned and fell to whispering; I could see more than one of my Minyans lying awake to watch if he would make love to me.”
“I want to make love to herto get it right for her.”
“He could visualise only too easily where those lips and tongue had been last night, and he burned to make love to her again.”
“Madame de Mortsauf permits de Vandenesse to make love to her, to caress her, and she accords him everything with the single exception of that which would confer on her husband the right to divorce her.”
“Madame F. stood at the bar rapidly pouring CHOPINES of wine through the pewter funnel, with a wet dishcloth always handy, because every man in the room tried to make love to her.”
“Price's hunting box to eome and make love with him.”
“ What sort of man was he, she wondered incredulously, that he could coldbloodedly make love to her, just to prevent Faisal from marrying her, especially when all the time he must know that Faisal no longer wanted her?”
“Mary had dreamed off and on for the past ten years what it would be like to make love to Graham, Deacon Peters, despite the fact he was happily married to Amanda.”
“That she had already permitted him to make love to her he read as an additional assurance, not fully trowing that in the fields and pastures to 'sigh gratis' is by no means deemed waste; love-making being here more often accepted inconsiderately and for its own sweet sake than in the carking anxious homes of the ambitious, where a girl's craving for an establishment paralyzes her healthy thought of a passion as an end.”
“In remoter times, when he had wandered impecuniously from one adventure to another, sponging without hesitancy upon such wealthy people as his chatter amused, there had always been exquisite girls to make love to -- such girls as the younger generation did not produce -- and the ever-present problem of whence was to come the fares for to-morrow's hansoms, in which the younger generation did not ride.”
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