• WordNet 3.6
    • n flirting playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
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  • D. H. Lawrence
    “We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac. The zodiac is well worth flirting with.”
  • Sydney Smith
    “How can a bishop marry? How can he flirt? The most he can say is I will see you in the vestry after service.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “God created the flirt as soon as he made the fool.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.”
  • Margaret Oliphant
    Margaret Oliphant
    “To have a man who can flirt is next thing to indispensable to a leader of society.”
  • Helen Rowland
    “Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.”


In literature:

Would you flirt to make him jealous?
"Bird of Paradise" by Ada Leverson
I wouldn't flirt with him, Felicity.
"The Twelfth Hour" by Ada Leverson
Don't you have a kindness for the people you flirt with?
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
Indade, ye'll have a new flirt to yer tail, an' a new toss to yer head, every day from now to his next speech.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
You might as well flirt with the Ten Commandments as fall in love with your wife.
"Robert Orange" by John Oliver Hobbes
Some of them have flirted with me and I have flirted with them.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
We shall hear next of your carrying your habit of flirting into the sanctuary itself.
"A Romantic Young Lady" by Robert Grant
Everyone ate too much, talked too much, played, flirted, and dressed too much.
"The Beloved Woman" by Kathleen Norris
She did not intend to flirt, not having any knowledge of that pastime as yet.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Caught a flirt of the pulse.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn

In poetry:

What else do they live for, our girls so refined,
So forward, precocious, and gifted at ten
They are flirting and courting and things of the kind,
That never came under our grandmother's ken.
"He Discourseth Of What Some Mortals Live For" by Horatio Alger Jr
There was a girl in our town
Who dearly loved to flirt,
But the home folks never noticed it at all.
The women in the neighborhood
All said she was too pert,
But she never even noticed them at all.
"You Couldn’t Hardly Notice It At All" by Edwin Carty Ranck
I never flirted in the least,
Never for very long, I mean, --
Ask any lady (now deceased)
Who partner of my life has been;--
Oh well, of course, sometimes, perhaps,
I meet a girl, like other chaps.
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham
What else do they live for? They live but for this;
And nothing but this ever troubles their thinking;
Rich eating, rich dressing, and flirting's their bliss,
And life's better purposes constantly blinking.
"He Discourseth Of Trouble And Sorrow" by Horatio Alger Jr
Whenever I am introduced to any pretty maid,
My knees they knock together, just as if I were afraid;
I flutter, and I stammer, and I turn a pleasing red,
For to laugh, and flirt, and ogle I consider most ill-bred.
"The Modest Couple" by William Schwenck Gilbert
She's a trifle sentimental, and she's fond of admiration,
And she sometimes flirts a little in the season's giddy whirl;
But win her if you can, sir, she may prove your life's salvation,
For an angel masquerading oft is she, the summer girl.
"The Summer Girl" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

This guy has been flirting with me forever.
If he doesn't like me, why does he flirt .
But it seems a little flirting can help women in the corporate world get ahead.
The researchers say that the approach works when a women flirts with a man, but not the other way round.
Flirting is not about sexual advances but "social charm", to show off personal strengths.
Flirt energy drink has been rolled out in a redesigned Rexam 12-oz.
So to sum up, nearly every small business is flirting with social media.
So, is there a science to flirting .
Essentially, flirting helps you act like a man without appearing to do so.
Being a natural flirt means flirting with everyone.
Unless your friend is flirting with the 95-year-old at the bar, do not believe her excuses.
She flirts with a cute waiter while you're out to dinner.
And that's when you relay your feelings (again) about her flirting with your boyfriend.
I'm not generally one to jump to conclusions, but well that really looks like awkward flirting .
To Flirt In Cities, Birds Adjust Their Pitch.