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    #1

    usage of a word

    Hi,

    I would like if the word suitor meaning a man who courts a woman is considered archaic nowadays. thanks


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    Re: usage of a word

    Yes - just as we don't hear anymore, "He pressed his suit upon her."

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    #3

    Re: usage of a word

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Yes - just as we don't hear anymore, "He pressed his suit upon her."

    thank you David! so in a sentence from a story when a suitor says he has a mistress it means that mistress in the context means sweatheart right ? also an archaic usage of the word mistress

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