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  • v. Present participle of sonnet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The making or composing of sonnets, as in praise or celebration of something; the writing of poetry.
  • n. Song; singing.


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  • Or a fool, perhaps, for all her sonneting, for there are men who relish a weak headpiece as the chiefest ornament of women, especially when its indeterminate vagaries boast an escape-valve remotely connected with the fine arts.

    Judith of the Plains

  • Chloe had intimated that her graceful fingers were engaged with the inkpot and her head with schemes for further sonneting.

    Judith of the Plains

  • But there was other work than sonneting afoot that night, and shortly I set about it.

    Gallantry Dizain des Fetes Galantes

  • Cease from sonneting, my brothers; let us fashion songs from life.

    The Certain Hour

  • Is it not lucky for swains like you that the soldiers have quite forsworn sonneting?

    Letters on Literature


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