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1. To woo , to pay court; to express affection for.
(1) Monte Rutledge (Ben Lyon) in Hell's Angels (1930): ' Never love a woman , just make-love-to her .'
(2) Gina (Lilli Palmer) to Alvah Jasper (Gary Cooper) in Cloak and Dagger (1946): ' Don't make-love-to me. Don't be somebody I like. If you feel like kissing me and I feel like kissing you, so we kiss . But don't be serious. In my job I kiss without feeling .'
(3) French count Leon (Melvyn Douglas) to the Soviet envoy Ninotchka (Greta Garbo) in Ninotchka (1939): ' Ninotchka! It's midnight. One half of Paris is making-love to the other-half .'
(4) Anna Kalman (Ingrid Bergman) furious at Philip Adams (Cary Grant) upon learning that he's not really married in Indiscreet (1958): ' How dare he make-love-to me and not be a married man .'
2. From the late-1950s onward, any sexual activity from petting to copulation ; to engage in amorous caressing.
3. Or: make-love-to / make-love-with , to have sexual-intercourse with. In this sense, analogous to the French faire l'amour . See copulation for synonyms.
(1) Gaston (Louis Jordan) to Gigi (Leslie Caron) in Gigi (1958): ' The only people who make love all the time are liars .'
(2) Mrs. Flax (Cher) to her daughter Charlotte (Winona Ryder) learning to drive in Mermaids (1990): ' Charlotte, you drive like old people make love .'
(3) Dolworth (Burt Lancaster) in The Professionals (1966): ' Do you realise people are the only animals who make love face to face .'
(4) Barbara (Kathleen Turner) and Gavin (Danny DeVito) in The War of the Roses (1989):
-- Barbara Rose: ' Have you ever made angry love? '
-- Gavin D'Amato: ' Is there any other way? '
(5) Shyster lawyer Roland T. Flakfizer (John Torturo) flirting with the wealthy and older Mrs. Lilian Oglethorpe (Nancy Marchand) in Brain Donors (1992):
-- Roland: ' Mrs. Oglethorpe, you look wonderful. I could make-love-to you right here and now .'
-- Lilian: ' Roland, please! Let's keep this on a professional level .'
-- Roland: ' Very well then. I'll charge you fifty bucks a pop .'
(6) Harris B . Telemaker (Steve Martin) going away for the weekend with the much younger and not too bright SanDeE (Sarah Jessica Parker) in L.A. Story (1991):
-- Harris: ' SanDeE, I think it should just be a vacation , good friends. I don't think we should make love . All right? '
-- SanDeE: ' OK. We'll just have-sex .'
(7) Regina (Mimi Rogers) telling prison guard Collin Reeve (Billy Zane) about the husband she killed accidentally in Reflections in the Dark (1995): ' I loved him. God I loved him, and he loved me, desperately, completely, well, as best he could for a man who only knew how to make love-in a bed . At least he said it was love . He always said the right thing .'
(8) Annie Savoy's (Susan Sarandon) voice over monologue at the beginning of Bull Durham (1988): ' Making love is like hitting a baseball. You've just got to relax and concentrate .'
(9) Gershon Legman (1963): ' Make love , not war .'
(10) Pro birth-control slogan: ' Make love , not babies .'