Signs around the country suggest that any Republican straying too far to the center is courting trouble.
courting a broad audience, she also skipped the more inflammatory lines from her stump speeches: no direct jabs at the other guy.
There is a tried-and-true formula to courting Oscar, of course.
Charm may be persuasive in the courting process, but it's not a proxy for saying "I do."
He worked furiously at courting Pakistani leaders and public opinion.
At last he concluded that the greatest failure in the world is courting that does not end in a wedding.
And what I was trying to do for you when we met in Rouen was—was courting you.
Instead of courting doubt as if it had worth in itself, the English may be said on the whole to have courted candour.
They say you have been courting my princess terribly these last few days?
He mentioned to me as a secret, that he is courting a young lady who has, as no doubt you are aware, a bedridden Pa.
late 12c., from Old French cort (11c., Modern French cour) "king's court, princely residence," from Latin cortem, accusative of cors (earlier cohors) "enclosed yard," and by extension (and perhaps by association with curia "sovereign's assembly"), "those assembled in the yard; company, cohort," from com- "together" (see com-) + stem hort- related to hortus "garden, plot of ground" (see yard (n.1)). Sporting sense is from 1510s, originally of tennis. Legal meaning is from late 13c. (early assemblies for justice were overseen by the sovereign personally).
"woo, offer homage," as one does at court, 1570s; see court (n.). Related: Courted; courting.
the enclosure of the tabernacle (Ex. 27:9-19; 40:8), of the temple (1 Kings 6:36), of a prison (Neh. 3:25), of a private house (2 Sam. 17:18), and of a king's palace (2 Kings 20:4).