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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of coquet.

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Examples

  • The party had 'coquetted' with Afrikaner nationalism in 1920-22 and helped it into power in 1924, 'if only to accelerate the disillusionment of

    Class & Colour in South Africa - Chapter 17

  • It was that frustration, he said, that explained why he had “coquetted a little with Great Britain” to stir U.S. jealousy and enhance the prospect of annexation—which now, he added, was at hand.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • When the people saw her, they all made love to her and she promised and sware and listened and coquetted and passed from market to market, till she saw Ali the Cairene coming, when she went up to him and rubbed her shoulder against him.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It seems to be unquestionable that Beauvais was a suitor of Marie's; that she coquetted with him; and that he was ambitious of being thought to enjoy her fullest intimacy and confidence.

    The Mystery of Marie Roget

  • “I HAVE been insincere — if you will have the word — I mean I HAVE coquetted, and do NOT love him!”

    The Woodlanders

  • She, too, could have played croquet, and have coquetted with

    The Small House at Allington

  • She saw and inwardly rejoiced at the humility of his looks; but, far from rewarding it with one approving glance, she industriously avoided this ocular intercourse, and rather coquetted with a young gentleman that ogled her from the opposite box.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • Although he was received by her with the most distinguished civility, and even an intimacy of friendship, all his solicitations could never extort from her an acknowledgment of love: on the contrary, being of a gay disposition, she sometimes coquetted with other admirers, that his attention thus whetted might never abate, and that he might see she had other resources in case he should flag in his affection.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • In that hour Tasmin coquetted as she had never coquetted before.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • For a little while he coquetted with Roman Catholicism; but the journey to Mecca practically turned him into a Mohammedan.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

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