from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. to engage in sexual intercourse; -- a euphemism.


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  • She conceived that the man must be impertinent if Mrs. Carbuncle's assertions were true; — but she was neither angry nor disgusted, and she allowed him to talk to her, and even to make love to her, after his nasty pseudo-clerical fashion.

    The Eustace Diamonds

  • She tried hard to forget that she had wanted him to make love to her at the Viseu ball and had felt flat with disappointment all night long after he had left because he had shown more restraint — or less desire — than she.

    Beyond the Sunrise

  • I want to make love to herto get it right for her.

    Kiss of a Demon King

  • He could visualise only too easily where those lips and tongue had been last night, and he burned to make love to her again.

    Pregnant by the Millionaire

  • Madame de Mortsauf permits de Vandenesse to make love to her, to caress her, and she accords him everything with the single exception of that which would confer on her husband the right to divorce her.


  • D'you know how much I wanted to make love to you then, right there in the Crandals 'garden?

    Tender Rebel

  • Madame F. stood at the bar rapidly pouring CHOPINES of wine through the pewter funnel, with a wet dishcloth always handy, because every man in the room tried to make love to her.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Mary had dreamed off and on for the past ten years what it would be like to make love to Graham, Deacon Peters, despite the fact he was happily married to Amanda.

    A Love So Deep

  • That she had already permitted him to make love to her he read as an additional assurance, not fully trowing that in the fields and pastures to 'sigh gratis' is by no means deemed waste; love-making being here more often accepted inconsiderately and for its own sweet sake than in the carking anxious homes of the ambitious, where a girl's craving for an establishment paralyzes her healthy thought of a passion as an end.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • In remoter times, when he had wandered impecuniously from one adventure to another, sponging without hesitancy upon such wealthy people as his chatter amused, there had always been exquisite girls to make love to -- such girls as the younger generation did not produce -- and the ever-present problem of whence was to come the fares for to-morrow's hansoms, in which the younger generation did not ride.

    The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions


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