COURTSHIP in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COURTSHIP
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courtship
 n.  a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman
Classic Sentence:
1  The things about him which she could not understand only made her love him more, and his odd, restrained courtship only served to increase her determination to have him for her own.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
2  Captain Carey Ashburn's useless arm was hurting him again and moreover he was depressed by the thought that his courtship of Scarlett was at a standstill.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
3  She married Frank Kennedy two weeks later after a whirlwind courtship which she blushingly told him left her too breathless to oppose his ardor any longer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
4  In the brief period of the courtship, he thought he had never known a woman more attractively feminine in her reactions to life, ignorant, timid and helpless.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
5  The surrounding atmosphere was propitious to this scheme of courtship.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
6  They had been married at the end of a year of conversational courtship, and they were on their way to Gopher Prairie after a wedding journey in the Colorado mountains.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
7  In courtship days Kennicott had shown her a photograph of Nels Erdstrom's baby and log cabin, but she had never seen the Erdstroms.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
8  She remembered him in the days of courtship.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
9  Kennicott had begged her, in courtship days, to convert the town to beauty.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
10  This amazed Nicholas and even made him regard Bolkonski's courtship skeptically.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I
11  There was nothing in Pierre's soul now at all like what had troubled it during his courtship of Helene.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XIX
12  The month of courtship had wasted: its very last hours were being numbered.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
13  To pass to courtship without acquaintance, to pass to marriage without courtship, is a skipping of terms reserved for those alone who tread this royal road.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 5 Through the Moonlight
14  Nor would they go through the formal and protracted courtships which good manners had prescribed before the war.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
15  We sailors, Miss Elliot, cannot afford to make long courtships in time of war.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Example Sentence:
1  After a whirlwind courtship, they married and went to live in Bath.
2  After a short courtship, she accepted his marriage proposal.
3  When a courtship story goes sour or when it dies, a resource is lost.
4  My only quibble is that the courtship and marriage went down a little too quickly.
5  "What tale do you like best to hear?" "Oh, I have not much choice! They generally run on the same theme -- courtship; and promise to end in the same catastrophe--marriage."