• WordNet 3.6
    • v coquet talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries","My husband never flirts with other women"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Coquet To attempt to attract the notice, admiration, or love of; to treat with a show of tenderness or regard, with a view to deceive and disappoint. "You are coquetting a maid of honor."
    • v. i Coquet To trifle in love; to stimulate affection or interest; to play the coquette; to deal playfully instead of seriously; to play (with); as, we have coquetted with political crime.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • coquet See cocket and coquette.
    • coquet To attempt, out of vanity, to attract the notice, admiration, or love of; entertain with compliments and amorous flattery; treat with an appearance of amorous tenderness.
    • coquet To trifle in love; act the lover from vanity; endeavor to gain admirers.
    • coquet Hence To trifle, in general; act without seriousness or decision.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Coquet ko-ket′ to excite admiration or love
    • v.t Coquet to trifle with in love: to flirt with: to dally with:—pr.p. coquet′ting; pa.p. coquet′ted
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  • Charlotte Saunders Cushman
    Charlotte Saunders Cushman
    “Art is an absolute mistress; she will not be coquetted with or slighted; she requires the most entire self-devotion, and she repays with grand triumphs.”


In literature:

He was masked, and had with him only Coquet, the master of the household.
"In Kings' Byways" by Stanley J. Weyman
I am not quite the heartless coquet I seem.
"Flora Lyndsay" by Susan Moodie
And half-a-dozen damson-trees overshadowed the back of the cottage, their branches coquetting with the roof when the wind blew.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
Parrots abound in carnival hues, and buff-colored doves, with soft white rings of feathers about their necks, coquet lovingly together.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
Lion trotted into the pasture, trotted straight up to the right horse, coaxed and coquetted with him for a minute, and then trotted back.
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
She continues to sing, meanwhile coquetting with him.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
This was no ordinary person coquetting with his pretty daughter.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
There was no more coquetting with the saddle.
"The Spanish Jade" by Maurice Hewlett
A sharp suspicion crossed the doctor's mind that she was coquetting with him.
"Hetty's Strange History" by Helen Jackson
The little Coquet Island in the distance breaks the expanse of blue waters.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
She should have remembered he was not to be coquetted with.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
Coquetting for a husband still, the old buzzard!
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
She had coquetted with him, old play fellow that he was, for just a little during the voyage, as with others too, for that matter.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Becker, indeed, once coquetted with the thought of patronising him; but the project had no sequel, and it stands alone.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Of that she was sure, for Joyce coquetted with either sex impartially and unconsciously.
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
The Coquet bears the palm for picturesqueness amongst Northumbrian valleys, and is about forty miles in length.
"In the Border Country" by W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
Marietta was coquetting finally with MacHugh.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Is it true that he is coquetting with Liberals and Fourierists, and all that?
"The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
I don't believe that Helen Rankine coquetted with you.
"Eleven Possible Cases" by Frank R. Stockton
The idle wits frequented the public walks, coquetted, and made madrigals.
"Priests, Women, and Families" by J. Michelet

In poetry:

I've had a few diseases,
And trifled with despair,
Tried failure which displeases,
And coquetted with care.
"Taken All Together" by Gamaliel Bradford
Of worthless, vain, coquets beware,
And of the slawny trapes, take care,
Nor to the dow'r-proud flirt incline:
She'll prove a plague to thee and thine.
"Advice To A Young Man, Before He Goes A Courting" by Rees Prichard
Nor let me pair his blue-eyed Dame
With Venus' or Minerva's name,
One warrior, one coquet;
No; Pallas and the Queen of Beauty
Shunn'd, or betray'd that nuptial duty,
Which she so high has set.
"Ode To Dragon" by Hannah More
while he was so beastly with love for Charlotte Coquet
he skated up & down in front of her house
wishing he could, sir, die,
while being bullied & he dreamt he could fly—
during irregular verbs—them world-sought bodies
safe in the Arctic lay:
"Dream Song 11: His mother goes. The mother comes & goes." by John Berryman

In news:

ARQUES, France--Arc International has sold Salviati, the Italian art glass brand, to JL Coquet-Jaune de Chrome, a small French Limoges company.

In science:

Antonelli and Kohatsu-Higa in and also Coquet, Mackeviˇcius and M´emin in and proposed approximation schemes that use discretization of filtrations and convergence of filtrations.
Stability of solutions of BSDEs with random terminal time
M.∧τ , according to Remark 1.2 in Coquet, M´emin and S lomi´nski .
Stability of solutions of BSDEs with random terminal time
The notions of convergence of filtrations and of σ-fields have been firstly defined in Hoover and then in a slightly different way in Coquet, M´emin and S lominski .
Stability of solutions of BSDEs with random terminal time
Briand, Ph., Coquet, F., Hu, Y., M´emin J. and Peng, S. (2000) A converse comparison theorem for BSDEs and related properties of gexpectations, Electron.
G-Brownian Motion and Dynamic Risk Measure under Volatility Uncertainty
Coquet, F., Hu, Y., M´emin, J. and Peng, S. (2001) A general converse comparison theorem for Backward stochastic differential equations, C.R.
G-Brownian Motion and Dynamic Risk Measure under Volatility Uncertainty
Coquet, F., Hu, Y., Memin J. and Peng, S. (2002), Filtration–consistent nonlinear expectations and related g–expectations, Probab.
G-Brownian Motion and Dynamic Risk Measure under Volatility Uncertainty
Then, using (Coquet, M´emin and S lomi´nski, −→ X , we have the corresponding convergence of filtrations : F X n w−→ 2001, Theorem 2), as X n P F X .
Convergence of values in optimal stopping
Coquet, F., M´emin, J., S lomi´nski, L., 2001.
Convergence of values in optimal stopping
The notion of convergence of filtrations has been defined in (Hoover, 1991) and, in a slightly different way, in (Coquet, M´emin and S lomi´nski, 2001).
Convergence of values in optimal stopping and convergence of optimal stopping times