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  • n. Plural form of wooer.


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  • Traditionally men have been the suitors and the wooers and women have done the love-work needed to make life more than a series of dates.

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  • The dual stability categorical currents of a transformation have been Petruchio's plead to tame a shrewish Kate, whom he has customarily married, as good as a foe in in in in between multiform fervent wooers to capture a pleasing Bianca, Kate's younger sister, right widely separated accessible for matrimony given Kate has been to a altar.

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  • She ran with intellectuals, entrepreneurs and celebrities alike; among her many wooers were New Yorker founder Harold Ross, aviation magnate Howard Hughes and actor Cary Grant.

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  • That, in turn, could prove attractive to other potential wooers.

    John Wood Group Finds Suitors

  • Leda, the daughter of Thestius, had three children, maidens, Phoebe, Clytaemnestra my wife, and Helen; this last it was who had for wooers the foremost of the favoured sons of Hellas; but terrible threats of spilling his rival's blood were uttered by each of them, should he fail to win the maid.

    Iphigenia at Aulis

  • “Aweel, Tibb, a lass like me wasna to lack wooers, for I wasna sae ill-favoured that the tikes wad bark after me.”

    The Monastery

  • Just 17% think their benefits package is a "match made in heaven", with 40% of employees more likely to describe their bosses as hapless wooers than knowing how to "push their buttons" 9%.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • So long as we are wooers, may kiss and coll at our pleasure, nothing is so sweet, we are in heaven as we think; but when we are once tied, and have lost our liberty, marriage is an hell, give me my yellow hose again: a mouse in a trap lives as merrily, we are in a purgatory some of us, if not hell itself.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Wherefore, ye wooers, take heed to this my warning: "Choose the daughter of a good mother."


  • But the proud wooers threw up their hands, and cried outright for laughter.

    Essays and Miscellanies

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