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consort with (one)

1. To spend time with one. I'm nervous about Jill consorting with those known troublemakers all of a sudden. Who are you consorting with these days?
2. euphemism To have sexual intercourse with one. My roommate hasn't been home any night this week—I wonder who he's consorting with.
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consort with someone

1. to associate with someone. It is said that she consorts with thieves. No one worth anything would consort with Max.
2. Euph. to have sex with someone. Over the years it is rumored that she consorted with numerous young men.
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During his Saturday presentation, LAL Executive Editor Shawkat Toorawa said Consorts could be viewed"not exactly as a manifesto, but as a way of saying, 'This is what we think.
In Consorts , Ibn al-SaxAi attemptsto makea connection between the lives and writings of the powerful wives in his time and the lovers of Baghdad's "Golden Age.
However, because the emperor had many consorts and offspring and there were also frequent power struggles for the position of the heir or empress, the imperial parent-child or sibling relationships formed a unique category of their own.
I'm ever so grateful to Geoff Ashford, who has been my consort on occasions while I've been deputy mayor, for all his advice, and I've relied heavily on another councillor, John Preedy, who has also acted as consort.
Consorts could not stand out because they might usurp power or fail to produce an heir; other wives could not appear important because they might favor one of their own children over the king; concubines lived in nameless obscurity, and sisters and daughters were potentially useful as political/diplomatic tools.
Recent research by Payne and Roger Bowers, however, demonstrates with relative certainty that a single John Ward composed both the vocal music and the viol consorts.
Perhaps this label became attached because, as North tells us, Charles II `had an utter detestation of Fancys' and thus the viol consort was completely out of favour at court.
Since then, however, a great deal of work has been done on the sources of English consort music, and Pinto has established himself as the leading authority on Lawes's instrumental music, having edited the 'Consort Setts' (1979), the fantasia-suites (Musica Britannica, xl (1991)) and both the 'old' and 'new' versions of the 'Royall Consort' (2 vols.
He may be our last opportunity to have a king consort with any royal blood.
Two of the essays - by Eck on Ganga and by Kinsley on Kali - are identical to those that appeared in The Divine Consort.
1563 in Sir Humphrey Gilbert's plans for a public school in London, and from then on it is frequently mentioned by writers and in lists of instruments for plays or consorts.
It is sobering to think how much first-rate music has yet to be recorded from this century alone--surely enough to keep ten Orlando Consorts going for their entire career.
Interspersed among these viol consorts are groups of pieces for solo lyra viol by Lawes, played in masterly fashion by Richard Boothby.
The CONSORT statement (CONsolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) has been revised, and all medical writers who prepare manuscripts about randomized, controlled trials should study the changes.
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