dancing partner

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dancing partner one of a pair of people who dance together
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Quotations

  • Colette Dowling
    Colette Dowling
    “Relationships are like a dance, with visible energy racing back and forth between partners. Some relationships are the slow, dark dance of death.”

Usage

In literature:

I was over town the other day and saw my old dancing partner, Fred Keeney.
"Living Up to Billy" by Elizabeth Cooper
Her mind was more occupied with the dance just gone through than with the partner who had shared it.
"The Gambler" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
Of course this aged gentleman, if he wanted to dance, would have a partner chosen for him out of Kingsbury Crescent.
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope
She too had thought her bold partner at the regimental dance at Lympton rather nice.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
There was more music and dancing and the game of "Stealing partners" on the lawn.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
A gentleman should offer his arm to his partner at the conclusion of a dance to conduct her to the tea-room.
"Manners and Rules of Good Society" by Anonymous
He danced charmingly, and murmured the most delightful things to all his partners in rapid succession.
"Rodman the Keeper" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
If you do dance, you may select your partner, who should feel honored by the act.
"A Hand-book of Etiquette for Ladies" by Anonymous
You can dance good deal better with a good partner.
"The William Henry Letters" by Abby Morton Diaz
She was obviously enjoying her dance, and Paul found himself envying her partner his easy mastery of the American waltz step.
"The Beautiful Miss Brooke" by Louis Zangwill
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In poetry:

An', gentlemen, ye'er welcome, too,
In waistcoats white and tartan too,
Gae seek a partner, mak' yere bow,
Syne dance our County Meeting.
"The County Meeting" by Carolina Oliphant
To-night I can hear hees darn ole fiddle,
Playin' away on Joe Belair--
Can hear heem holler, "Pass down de middle
An' dance on your partner over dere."
"Snubbing (Tying-up) The Raft" by William Henry Drummond
It's many a year since the night that they met
But that first dance they will never forget
Then a boy and a girl and now a husband and wife
Still happy, still dancing and partners for life.
"Partners" by Patience Strong
Another dance the dancers spin,
A shadow-dance of mystic pain,
And other partners enter in
And dance within my lonely brain—
The swaying woodland shod in green,
The ghostly dancers of the rain;
"The Lonely Dancer" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Then on Thursday night I would go on my bike to the youth club in Crayford, where they had square- dancing Scottish reels and a caller, you know, take-your-partner thing, and that was more fun.
Madison Breshears and her partner perform in Pacific Coast Academy of Dance 's "Nutcracker.".
IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves and his dance partner Julianne Hough won "Dancing with the Stars" back in 2007.
IndyCar driver Helio Castoneves and partner Chelsie Hightower have their eyes on winning the All-Star season of 'Dancing with the Stars'.
He partnered with Tracy Duffield (Duffield Markets) in 2010 but did not dance in 2011.
He and Spencer were partnered on the Aussie version of the dance show, finishing in the runner-up spot back in June.
Ryan Gosling gets gangster , Usher is turning 34 and one dancing star gets a new giant tattoo: See what Us Weekly's preferred partners are buzzing about in this Friday's round-up.
Boston-based Dancing Deer Baking Company has a new way for corporate buyers to send employees, clients, and business partners its gourmet, all-natural brownies, cookies, and cakes.
Publicty handout photograph shows one of the All-Stars women finalists Melissa Rycroft and her professional dance partner Tony Dovolani during the last night of the "Dancing With The Stars" competition.
LOS ANGELES – Are "Dancing with the Stars" partners Maria Menounos and Derek Hough doing more than just the mambo.
Monday wasn't a good night for Gladys Knight and her dance partner Tristan MacManus, but the Dancing with the Stars pro isn't going to let their poor scores get him down, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported in October that the couple had split in the wake of reports that Spencer was now seeing her "Dancing With the Stars" (Down Under version) partner Damian Whitewood.
Melissa Rycroft and her partner Tony Dovolani dazzled the show's judges with a samba and a freestyle dance.
The dance pro stripped down to his Speedos during a surfer-themed Flamenco routine with his celebrity partner, Kelly Monaco .
Al Chmerkovskiy developed a tight relationship with Monaco on "Dancing with the Stars," but tells why he had his sights on another partner in the beginning.
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