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coquette

any hummingbird of the genus Lophornis, esp the crested Brazilian species L. magnifica
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She toys with the Whale Caller, manipulating him into an angry stalemate before turning to directness and gentle coquettishness.
Even items such as the coquettishness of the young wife come up for discussion in this regard--according to Kant, we can view the purpose of this behavior to lie in the need of the young woman to maintain ties permitting the acquisition of new husband should the old one pass on.
Nefydd's leading lady was played by Mirain Haf, and she certainly took to the part - sassy and flirty, and with enough presence and coquettishness to be able to make Alex behave so out of character.
While the work's alternation between sensual and gruesomely violent depictions of children inevitably suggests certain unwholesome possibilities, there's little evidence that the artist significantly augmented the coquettishness inherent in the coloring-book and advertising images of the little girls he copied or pasted into his work.
In the highly moralized context of the day, this duality was viewed with ambivalence: the splendid attire that a true "lady" donned in public demonstrated her elevated social rank as well as her skill at handling appearances with care, but "always was viewed with a degree of suspicion, as if social ostentation covered over coquettishness, seduction, deceit, or libertinage.
The strange young girl with the feather in her hat (in the Hermitage, St Petersburg), half unclothed, or Laura de Dianti accompanied by her Ethiopian page, or the Sultana Rossa, or the pensive Judith stroking the hair of Holofernes' severed head--all of these women reign, they dominate without any weakness, without compromise, without vertigo, without hesitation or unease, without coquettishness.
The actress and production's co-adapter mixes twittery girlishness, coquettishness and ultimately a backbone that we, the audience, don't necessarily anticipate.
Their sense of identity is wholly dependent on an Other, which inspires in them coquettishness, vanity, and a profound ambivalence of behavior toward other characters and groups: feelings of love mixed with hate, attraction with repulsion, and admiration with resentment.
He said:] "From the coquettishness of His beauty; it so entices the elect to Union.
Ellen Bayuk Rosenman quotes Parkes's description of her friend to note how Evans' self-presentation combines the self-forgetfulness of a Dorothea with the coquettishness of Rosamond.
She leans back and flutters heavily blackened eyelids in a hideous parody of coquettishness.