142 examples of liaisons in sentences
Amid a mass of conjecture, it is manifest that during the years between his return from Greece and final expatriation (1811-1816), including the whole period of his social glorythough not yet of his solid famehe was lured into liaisons of all sorts and shades.
Matrimony committed twice thereafter landing him in the divorce court, he devoted himself to liaisons, one with Cleopatra.
Doubtless this was false, but the princess had abundant liaisons not much more reputable.
In those days there seemed to be proper and improper liaisons.
Friendship, liaisons, social duties, pleasure, everything ceased to amuse her or give her any satisfaction.
Love counts for nothing, or at least for very little, in all his liaisons.
Reports of liaisons were made to the Duke by his Chamberlain from time to time, but these were couched in words which concealed his own part therein.
When his ardor cools, she lures him on again under a different disguise, and thus manages four several liaisons successively as Fantomina, Celia the Chambermaid, the Widow Bloomer, and the fair Incognita.
The higher culture, of Scotland especially, was all but exclusively Frenchnot a good kind, while Voltaire and Volney still remained unanswered, and "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" were accepted by all young gentlemen, and a great many young ladies who could read French, as the best account of the relation of the sexes.
We shall pass over in silence the other liaisons of the monarch, as they were too transitory greatly to affect the tranquillity of the Queen, until we are once more compelled to return to them in order to record his unhappy passion for the beautiful Princesse de Condéa passion which at one period threatened to involve a European war.
Although fidelity had been demanded in marriage, romantic liaisons had not been entirely excluded and thus there was a sense in which the love-poetry of the early Indian middle ages had been partly paralleled by actual courtly or village practice.
MAORI SOCIAL CUSTOMS EUROPEAN LIAISONS WITH MAORIS MAORI MARRIAGES CHAPTER LII.
The husbands do not expect them to be chaste; they take no cognizance of their temporary liaisons so long as they are not deprived of their services.
The Maori proverb that as the fastidious Kahawai fish selects the hook which pleases it best, so a woman chooses a man out of many (on the strength of which alone Westermarck, 217, claims liberty of choice for Maori women) must also refer to such liaisons before marriage, for all the facts indicate that the original Maori customs allowed women no choice whatever in regard to marriage.
Among the Oráons, as Dalton tells us (248), "liaisons between boys and girls of the same village seldom end in marriage;" and he gives strange details regarding the conduct of the young people which may not be cited here, and in which the natives see "no impropriety."
Perforce the poets had to neglect realism, give up all idea of mirroring respectable domestic life, and take refuge in the realms of tradition, fancy, or liaisons.
Such marriages (liaisons we call them) are frequently mentioned in Hindoo literature (e.g., Hitopadesa, p. 85).
Their parents settle it all for them, French fashion, and after the liberty they have enjoyed, and the liaisons they are sure to have made, this interference on the part of the old folk must be very aggravating to the young ones.
Il me raconta toutes les occasions venues à sa connoissance, où sans lui, j'aurois couru risque d'être assassiné, et me prévint d'être bien circonspect dans les liaisons que je ferois avec les Sarrasins, parce qu'il s'en trouvoit parmi eux d'aussi mauvais que les Francs.
[He married many women] and had liaisons with many more [without any lawful title], yet it was not that he cared about them; he simply wanted to imitate their actions when he should lie with his lovers [and get accomplices in his excesses by returning to them indiscriminately].
He did not even spare her those harsh words which snap the bonds of the most vulgar liaisons."
The soul with which he animated his characters was not that breathed by Flaubert into his creatures, no longer the soul early thrown in revolt by the inexorable certainty that no new happiness is possible; it was a soul that had too late revolted, after the experience, against all the useless attempts to invent new spiritual liaisons and to heighten the enjoyment of lovers, which from immemorial times has always ended in satiety.
Coming to Paris a short time before the death of Louis XIV, she was ready to welcome the gross immorality of the Regency, and, for personal advancement, entered into a series of liaisons with Prior, the friend of Lord Bolingbroke, René d'Argenson, the Regent himself, Dubois, and the Chevalier Destouches.
Ce style peut-être bien n'est accusé d'être mauvais, précieux, guindé, recherché, que parce que les pensées qu'il exprime sont extrêmement fines, et ont dû se former d'une liaison d'idées singulières, lesquelles idées ont dû à leur tour être exprimées par le rapprochement de mots et de signes qu'on a rarement vus aller ensemble."
Ma foi, je n'étois pas venu dans ce dessein-là, je te l'avoue; tout valet que je suis, je n'ai jamais eu de grande liaison avec les soubrettes: je n'aime pas l'esprit domestique; mais, à ton égard, c'est une autre affaire.