wooing

[ UK /wˈuːɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈwuɪŋ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)
    its was a brief and intense courtship
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How To Use wooing In A Sentence

  • He had an infectious way of making a charlatan believable, a Lothario's wooing credible, a swindler's eventual revelation of a heart behind his billfold totally convincing.
  • The President will not waste time wooing the Left. Times, Sunday Times
  • Efforts at wooing an electorate of a changed demographic are clear and explicit.
  • The President will not waste time wooing the Left. Times, Sunday Times
  • I remember, when I was in love I broke my sword upon a stone, and bid him take that for coming a-night to Jane Smile; and I remember the kissing of her batler, and the cow’s dugs that her pretty chopped hands had milked; and I remember the wooing of a peascod instead of her, from whom I took two cods, and giving her them again, said with weeping tears, ‘Wear these for my sake. Act II. Scene IV. As You Like It
  • Aren't Sicilian scoundrels wooing comely American lasses behind every corner?
  • This is a play about transformations: a boy into a man, a man into a king, enmity to possible love (the wooing scene between the bluff Henry and the enchanting French princess is a delight).
  • The title "singer-songwriter" brings to mind a multitude of horrors: James Blunt cooing about beauty, James Morrison crooning about "something", Jack Johnson wooing ladies with banana pancakes. Benjamin Francis Leftwich: Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm – review
  • The research shows that the best mimics with the broadest repertoire were most successful at wooing the females.
  • He becomes two men, a nice guy by day and a ruthless killer by night, living in both high society and the gutter while wooing two women.
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