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 for courting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Court \Court\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Courted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery;
        to try to ingratiate one's self with.
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              By one person, hovever, Portland was still
              assiduously courted.                  --Macaulay.
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     2. To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in
        marriage; to woo.
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              If either of you both love Katharina . . .
              Leave shall you have to court her at your pleasure.
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     3. To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.
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              They might almost seem to have courted the crown of
              martyrdom.                            --Prescott.
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              Guilt and misery . . . court privacy and solitude.
                                                    --De Quincey.
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     4. To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.
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              A well-worn pathway courted us
              To one green wicket in a privet hedge. --Tennyson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a
           woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a brief
           and intense courtship" [syn: courtship, wooing,
           courting, suit]

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