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  • n. Plural form of dalliance.


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  • Recent coverage of Microsoft has concentrated on the company's on again-off again dalliances with Yahoo or the upcoming Windows 7 operating system.

    Microsoft makes over Windows Live

  • That’s not in conflict with what you said, and I agree that an individual who wishes to overlook the dalliances is free to do so (and in essence even free to amend the interpersonal contract to allow such behavior — this is not as uncommon as people think).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Do ‘Family Values’ Weaken Families?”

  • Men have a bimodal distribution of sexual behavior: short-term dalliances to impregnate young and healthy women, and long-term bonds to raise children with women who are both fertile and faithful.

    A Kuranian Take on the Religious Gender Gap, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • They plan to make much of Bradley's voluntary departure from the Senate (though he served for 18 years) and his conference-call dalliances with mavericks such as Lowell Weicker and the late Paul Tsongas.

    Al And W?S Balancing Act

  • She doesn't have "dalliances" with cultural conservatism -- she's become a prude.thosethingswesay.

    Hilllary Has Her DLC Moment

  • Those extra-marital "dalliances" reflect faulty judgment and poor choices, traits that have been evident in the Senator's subsequent legislative record.

    I've caught this viral video and must convey it to you.

  • Please NB, lets not equate passing "dalliances" with promoting a lifestyle in public law.

    Bulova/Marsden Town Hall

  • New York Daily News story says "citing unnamed sources, US is reporting that Woods had other 'dalliances' with a 'Las Vegas marketing professional at the MGM grand hotel,' with a blond and a brunette at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Upstate New York ..." tewcentsin


  • He was involved in a series of "dalliances" outside his marriage, he later acknowledged to his biographer, Robert Timberg.


  • In 1635 John Cotton, one of the principal ministers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, declared that the new land should forbid “[l]ascivious dancing to wanton ditties, and amorous gestures and wanton dalliances . . . [which] I would bear witness against as a great flabella Libidinis [fanning of sexual desire].”

    A Renegade History of the United States


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