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courtship

those aspects of behaviour which involve displays and posturings in order to bring about copulation.
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Give him his helmet, shield, and a couple of lances, and if he is the man he was when I first knew him in our house, drinking and making merry, he would soon lay his hands about these rascally suitors, were he to stand once more upon his own threshold.
There was a footstool also for her feet,{2} and he set another seat near her for himself, away from the suitors, that she might not be annoyed while eating by their noise and insolence, and that he might ask her more freely about his father.
Then the suitors came in and took their places on the benches and seats.
There she found the lordly suitors seated on hides of the oxen which they had killed and eaten, and playing draughts in front of the house.
He was sitting moodily among the suitors thinking about his brave father, and how he would send them flying out of the house, if he were to come to his own again and be honoured as in days gone by.
THE GODS IN COUNCIL--MIVERVA'S VISIT TO ITHACA--THE CHALLENGE FROM TELEMACHUS TO THE SUITORS.
In the meantime I will go to Ithaca, to put heart into Ulysses' son Telemachus; I will embolden him to call the Achaeans in assembly, and speak out to the suitors of his mother Penelope, who persist in eating up any number of his sheep and oxen; I will also conduct him to Sparta and to Pylos, to see if he can hear anything about the return of his dear father--for this will make people speak well of him."
Aniston was said to have met her new suitor through a high-end dating agency, which earned at least $750,000 for setting them up on their first date.
Embattled water treatment firm Hyflux on Friday (Aug 16) announced its intention to "engage exclusively" with United Arab Emirates suitor Utico until an Aug 26 deadline.
Esther Muthoni, 52, who was out on Sh10,000 bail, had been charged with threatening to beat her elderly father Paul Kimani for declining to allow her to continue cohabiting with her suitor at his (Kimani's) homestead in Muthinga village, Tetu constituency.
In addition, the IHSS principal said that through learner performance analysis every semester, IHSS was better placed to play a suitor to IDM.
Josiah said: 'The supposed suitor has never visited me to ask for my daughter's hand in marriage,' he said.