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coquette
used in The Mill on the Floss

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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
  • The words might have been those of a coquette, but the full, bright glance Maggie turned on Philip was not that of a coquette.
    5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- In the Red Deeps (34% in)
  • The words might have been those of a coquette, but the full, bright glance Maggie turned on Philip was not that of a coquette.
    5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- In the Red Deeps (34% in)
  • But if Maggie had been the queen of coquettes she could hardly have invented a means of giving greater piquancy to her beauty in Stephen's eyes; I am not sure that the quiet admission of plain sewing and poverty would have done alone, but assisted by the beauty, they made Maggie more unlike other women even than she had seemed at first.
    6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- First Impressions (58% in)

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