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Definitions of woo

  1. make amorous advances towards; " John is courting Mary"
  2. To solicit in love; to court.
  3. To court solicitously; to invite with importunity.
  4. To court; to make love.
  5. To go courting.
  6. To ask in order to marriage: to court.
  7. To court or make love.
  8. WOOER.
  9. To court; make love.
  10. To solicit to marriage; court.
  11. To make love to; court; entreat.
  12. To court; to solicit in love; to invite with importunity.
  13. To court; to make love; to seek.
  14. To make love to; to court; to seek, as a wife; to invite with importunity.
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Usage examples for woo

  1. Meanwhile, the romantic Tupman at Dingley Dell had been free to woo the middle- aged spinster. – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  2. He told her he should woo for the king a wife. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  3. There was no reason why he should not love her- should not woo and win her for his wife if she cared for him. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  4. Richard must go, and she woo him out. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  5. " I think, Sir Miles," said the Provencal, rising, as if conscious that Sir Miles wished to play no more,-" I think that if you spoke soon to Miss Clavering as to your views with regard to Mr. Vernon, it might ripen matters; for I have heard it said by French mothers- and our Frenchwomen understand the female heart, sir- that a girl having no other affection is often prepossessed at once in favour of a man whom she knows beforehand is prepared to woo and to win her, whereas without that knowledge he would have seemed but an ordinary acquaintance." – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  6. Robin, Robin, hear me woo. – A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales by Amelie Rives
  7. 3. Until they went to woo Brynhild, and with them Sigurd, the youthful Volsung, rode in company, who knew the way. – The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
  8. The actual position he had never even conceived; the fact that she was completely unconscious of his desire to woo her. – From the Car Behind by Eleanor M. Ingram
  9. With the cunning of a woman she was trying to woo this man back to the joy of earth, to wind herself into his heart, and so to fill his hours with her brightness that he would come to need her always. – The Maid of the Whispering Hills by Vingie E. Roe
  10. The more the wine got into his head, the more unsteady his hand became, the more strong was his desire to woo the goddess whose broken- nosed image seemed to be luring him to fortune. – The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy
  11. Is it pleasant to reflect that they cannot trust themselves to woo, but that girls must be reduced to the alternative of marriage or nothing? – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  12. Woman, you woo your own destruction. – Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy
  13. Sleep was hard to woo. – Morocco by S.L. Bensusan
  14. Henceforth I have a right to woo her, and I shall win her. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  15. " I woo as the hunter, not as the King," he said. – The Proud Prince by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  16. Had he not come to Cloudy Mountain to woo her? – The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco
  17. Do just tell her, miss, that a young fox is here, who would like to woo her. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  18. From that time, lovely as she was, not a suitor came to woo; and her parents, who desired to see her a queen at least, made a journey to the Oracle, and asked counsel. – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
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