making love


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Noun1.making love - sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two peoplemaking love - sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people; "his lovemaking disgusted her"; "he hadn't had any love in months"; "he has a very complicated love life"
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
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I scolded him for making love to Maria Mainwaring; he protested that he had been only in joke, and we both laughed heartily at her disappointment; and, in short, were very agreeable.
You have been making love to women in very much the same manner for twenty years, and I - well, to be frank, I am utterly weary of being made love to like a doll.
There is a great quantity of eating and drinking, making love and jilting, laughing and the contrary, smoking, cheating, fighting, dancing and fiddling; there are bullies pushing about, bucks ogling the women, knaves picking pockets, policemen on the look-out, quacks (OTHER quacks, plague take them
If it were not allowable for him to gain MY affections because I had no money, what occasion could there be for making love to a girl whom he did not care about, and who was equally poor?
It was like making love, that's what I mean," he explained.
He liked Miss Wilkinson very much now, and was thrilled by her conversation, but he could not imagine anyone making love to her.
Young ladies, married and unmarried, liked him because without making love to any of them, he was equally amiable to all, especially after supper.
Are you too busy making love to my niece to make war with the pheasants?
The drawer having obeyed his commands, he was, after some time, attended by the barber, who would not indeed have suffered him to wait so long for his company had he not been listening in the kitchen to the landlady, who was entertaining a circle that she had gathered round her with the history of poor Jones, part of which she had extracted from his own lips, and the other part was her own ingenious composition; for she said "he was a poor parish boy, taken into the house of Squire Allworthy, where he was bred up as an apprentice, and now turned out of doors for his misdeeds, particularly for making love to his young mistress, and probably for robbing the house; for how else should he come by the little money he hath; and this," says she, "is your gentleman, forsooth
And so, since she appeared in public, and her beauty came to be seen openly, I could not well tell you how many rich youths, gentlemen and peasants, have adopted the costume of Chrysostom, and go about these fields making love to her.
A new sort of way this, for a young fellow to be making love, by breaking his mistress's head, is not it, Miss Elliot?
PLAYING A SUICIDAL BACK PASS IN THE CLOSING SECONDS OF A CRUCIAL GAME THAT YOU HAVE DOMINATED (AND HAVING JUST CONCEDED AN EQUALIZER) is like making love to an ugly woman.