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  • verb Present participle of court.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)

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Examples

  • This is why Mitt Romney was the least dangerous of the Republican field because he understands reality despite being completely shameless in courting the primary electorate.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Thunder and the Laughter, the Last Thing They Remember

  • The Germans were, therefore, engaged actively in courting favour with that Movement all over the world.

    Matthew Yglesias » Israel Politics Circa 1947

  • What is so puzzling is why Brown is going out of his way to stick his fingers up the nostrils of the electorate at a moment when he needs all the help he can get in courting it.

    Archive 2008-06-15

  • What is so puzzling is why Brown is going out of his way to stick his fingers up the nostrils of the electorate at a moment when he needs all the help he can get in courting it.

    Brown Takes Careful Aim At Foot

  • John McCain courting the hispanic vote is like David Duke courting the NAACP endorsement in his presidential runs.

    McCain courts Hispanic voters

  • For those wineries who are willing to become more proactive in courting customers in the ways that THE CUSTOMER PREFERS to be communicated with such as social media, this could work to their great advantage by creating long-term relationships and winery brands that aren't so easily dismissed or forgotten.

    Will Governor Paterson's Budget Mean the End of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation?

  • Her two big issues that should be easy wins for the GOP in courting women is the unfair tax structure (one that Linda Hirshman also touts outside the election arena) and flex-time at work.

    Wooing women with hope instead of fear

  • Her two big issues that should be easy wins for the GOP in courting women is the unfair tax structure (one that Linda Hirshman also touts outside the election arena) and flex-time at work.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • His business was overshadowed by fellow Italian designer Gianni Versace who made his name courting Hollywood starlets as clotheshorses for his provocative looks.

    For Roberto Cavalli,

  • According to this article from Slate by Ann Louise Bardach, John Kerry has to walk a very fine line in courting all the generations of the Cuban community; the old guard going back to the Bay of Pigs, the Marielistas from 1980, and the following generation of young entrepreneurs whose only connection with Cuba is the dose of cafe con leche they get every morning.

    April 2004

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