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Word: suitor

Definition: man who is courting a woman


Sentences Containing 'suitor'

A cow-herder and the would-be suitor of Chloe, Dorcon dies when pirates raid the country.
Altogether, I have never, on any occasion, made one at such a cosey, dosey, old-fashioned, time-forgotten, sleepy-headed little family-party in all my life; and I felt it would be quite a soothing opiate to belong to it in any character--except perhaps as a suitor.
Bholenath thinks that his status is beneath hers and that she deserves a rich suitor and steals the money from the Hindu temple to give to Kunwal for her dowry.
But when he rushes back with the happy tidings, he finds only her body- she had met a watery grave trying to escape from the clutches of her evil suitor Ranga (Kannan).
Charlie (in famous tramp guise) and one other suitor (unusually played by Mack Sennett himself) teams up against the third, and play dirty, throwing bricks and using a mallet.
In order to share in the "labour" of partnering, it was tradition in the late 19th century Imperial Theatres to have an additional suitor, along with the lead cavalier, partner the "Prima Ballerina" in a ballet's "Grand Adagio".
In the story of "Barbara Allen", the title character rejects a suitor (his name varies in different versions of the songs, ranging from Sweet William to John Graeme).
Just as it was tradition in the Imperial Ballet that an additional suitor partner the Ballerina, it was also tradition that this additional suitor dance the lead male character's variation, being that the aging Pavel Gerdt could not.
Miss Lavinia, as I have said, resumed: 'You ask permission of my sister Clarissa and myself, Mr. Copperfield, to visit here, as the accepted suitor of our niece.'
On April 9, 1962, Craig appeared in the episode "The Fortune Hunter" of NBC's western television series, "Laramie", in the role of Kitty McAllen, a young woman being pursued by a suave but nefarious suitor, the gunfighter Vince Jackson, played by Ray Danton.
She pursued him for years, even playing him off against another suitor, Sam Tindall.
The thing to do was clearly to bring the business to an end in such a dramatic manner that it would leave a permanent impression upon the young lady's mind and prevent her from looking upon any other suitor for some time to come.
Usually a woman was required to be modest and shy to make sure that her suitor was sincere, but breaking this rule serves to speed along the plot.
What became known in modern times as "The Black Swan Pas de Deux", which ends with glittering virtuosity from the Ballerina as well as the Danseur, was originally staged by Petipa as a "Grand Pas de Deux à Quatre demi d'action" - Prince Siegfried (Pavel Gerdt) and an additional suitor (danced by Alexander Gorsky) partnered Odile (Pierina Legnani), while Von Rothbart (danced by Alexei Bulgakov) did most of the acting/mime.
Wife vs. Secretary is a 1936 comedy film directed and co-produced by Clarence Brown, and starring Clark Gable as a successful businessman, Jean Harlow as his secretary, and Myrna Loy as his wife, supported by James Stewart, in one of his first memorable roles, as the secretary's suitor.
``I understand equally well, that a word from her father in any suitor's favor, would outweigh herself and all the world.

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