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coquette
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
a woman who is casually playful in a way that arouses sexual interest of men, but does not imply serious sexual interest
  • There should be a little filigree about a woman—something of the coquette.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (72% in)
  • If you were not such a charming simpleton, what a temptation this would be to play the wicked coquette, and let you suppose that somebody besides you has made love to me.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (43% in)

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