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  • v. Present participle of coquet.


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  • With Turkey's leaders coquetting as the new best bedfellows of Iran and embracing the terrorists of Hamas, the Wilson Center has just bestowed its "Public Service" award on Turkey's foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu.

    Turkey's Hollow Prize

  • Silently and patiently did the doctor bear all this, and all the handings of negus, and watching for glasses, and darting for biscuits, and coquetting, that ensued; but, a few seconds after the stranger had disappeared to lead Mrs. Budger to her carriage, he darted swiftly from the room with every particle of his hitherto – bottled – up indignation effervescing, from all parts of his countenance, in a perspiration of passion.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • Martial, who believed that she still loved him, assumed the coquetting graces in which a man is so ready to lull himself in the presence of the woman he loves.

    Domestic Peace

  • Henceforward it would seem that, so far from being prejudiced against Catholicism, Burton was always coquetting with it; and if he took any religion seriously at all, he may be said to have taken this one seriously.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • And as we know very well that a lady who is skilled in dancing or singing never can perfect herself without a deal of study in private, and that the song or the minuet which is performed with so much graceful ease in the assembly-room has not been acquired without vast labour and perseverance in private; so it is with the dear creatures who are skilled in coquetting.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Suppose you become a popular physicist (popularity seems cooling towards art and coquetting with science now-a-days), and a better chance offers, and one who would make you a newer and brighter wife than I am comes in your way.

    Two on a Tower

  • The nurses have been bustling to and fro, and bringing, first, slices of cake; then dinner; then tea with huge family jugs of milk; and the little people have been playing hide-and-seek round the deck, coquetting with the other children, and making friends of every soul on board.

    Little Travels and Roadside Sketches

  • See how the girl is coquetting with the strange gallants!

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • This was no ordinary person coquetting with his pretty daughter.

    Jennie Gerhardt

  • I had just dismissed him to his workshop, and had just begun coquetting with my coins, when Louis suddenly made his appearance with a card in his hand.

    The Woman in White


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