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Dalliance meaning

dalliance - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of dallying, trifling, or fondling; interchange of caresses; wanton play.
  2. 2. Delay or procrastination.
  3. 3. Entertaining discourse.
  4. 4. The act of trifling, loitering, or playing.
  5. 5. Trifling; toying; fondling.

dalliance - examples of usage

  1. The primrose path of dalliance did not lead them to peace, and the pursuit of variety in love brought them only monotony. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
  2. He remembered how she used to do this when first they were married, on very fine days, to try to lure him out from his duties into dalliance with her among the lilacs. - "The Pastor's Wife", Elizabeth von Arnim.
  3. Both of them know that they two are no longer lovers, and each of them therefore understands that the allusion is to some other man with whom she treads " the primrose path of dalliance." - "The Three Heron's Feathers", Hermann Sudermann.
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