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Usage examples for coquet

  1. I did not even coquet with them; because I found, on examining myself, I could not coquet with a man without loving him a little; and I perceived that I should not be able to stop at the line of what are termed innocent freedoms, did I suffer any. – Maria The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
  2. Well, here's the House, which holds the Lovely Prize quiet and serene; here no noisie Footmen throng to tell the World, that Beauty dwells within; no Ceremonious Visit makes the Lover wait; no Rival to give my Heart a Pang; who wou'd not scale the Window at Midnight without fear of the Jealous Father's Pistol, rather than fill up the Train of a Coquet, where every Minute he is jostled out of Place. – The Busie Body by Susanna Centlivre Commentator: Jess Byrd
  3. In this event she liked to coquet with their impatience; she would lean against their table, and say: " Oh, no. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  4. She would coquet with Senator Burleigh; it was on the cards that she would love him, for he was brilliant, ambitious, and honourable; but Senator North was exalted to the vacant pedestal reserved for ideals, and Betty settled herself comfortably to his worship; not guessing that he would be under her memory's dust- heap in ten days if Senator Burleigh captured her heart. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  5. Madame Marneffe is giving a grand dinner; she hopes to get Monsieur Coquet to resign, and that is of the first importance. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  6. For a coxcomb there is no mercy- for a coquet no pardon. – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  7. Then I'll coquet And play Madam Disdain- but not to- day. – The Vigil of Venus and Other Poems by "Q" by Q (AKA: Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch)
  8. You will say, I am a coquet even in friendship; and I am not quite sure you are not in the right. – The History of Emily Montague by Frances Brooke
  9. She laugh and make the mock at him, and play coquet with the others before his face. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  10. In some words of French origin, the u after q is silent; as in coquet, liquor, burlesque, etiquette. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. What you want is a chance to coquet with him." – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  12. Maurice changed the tune: " J'aime les militaires, Leur uniforme coquet, Leur moustache et leur plumet-" " Answer!" – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  13. But it has just been explained in the most emphatic terms in Father Gratry's Letters, which are in the hands of all the Bishops, how difficult it is to coquet with the Jesuit dogmas without falling into the old Jesuit system of morality. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  14. This would have been no serious hindrance on a week- day; they would have clicked through it in their high patterns and boots quite unconcerned; but on this day of vanity, this Sun's- day, when flesh went forth to coquet with flesh while hypocritically affecting business with spiritual things; on this occasion for wearing their white stockings and thin shoes, and their pink, white, and lilac gowns, on which every mud spot would be visible, the pool was an awkward impediment. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  15. We sighted Coquet Island, with its square white lighthouse, from which a light burst forth as we approached. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  16. This Catholic Socialist movement shows no disposition to coquet with revolutionary socialism; on the contrary, its leaders often say one of their express objects is to counteract that agitation- to produce the counter- revolution, as they sometimes put it. – Contemporary Socialism by John Rae
  17. Another lovely spot on the banks of Coquet is at Brinkburn, where the famous Priory stands almost hidden at the foot of thickly wooded slopes. – Northumberland Yesterday and To-day by Jean F. Terry
  18. The Merry Wives of Windsor is called severally Le Vieux Coquet, Falstaff, Falstaff, ossia Letre Burle, Die Lustigen Weibervon Windsor; and Antony and Cleopatra is generally named after the lady. – Shakespeare and Music by Christopher Wilson
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