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love

(Affection), noun adoration, ardor, attachment, attraction, cherishing, closeness, craving, crush, desire, devotedness, devotion, emotion, enchantment, esteem, fancy, fervor, flame, fondness, friendship, intimacy, like, liking, longing, mutual attraction, passion, rapture, regard, sentiment, tender passion, true love, wanting, warmth, weakness, yearning
Associated concepts: marriage ceremonies, same-sex marriages

love

(Penchant), noun affection, avocation, consummng interest, dedication, devotion, effort, inclination, likening for an interest, passion, predilection, pursuit, relished interest, vocation, zest for an effort
See also: affection, affinity, predilection, regard
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Yes, Raymonda is merely waiting for the return of her lover Jean De Brienne, a knight in the Crusades who appears to us in a tapestry portrait; but while she waits she dreams, and in those dreams we see that along with her idealized love for Jean, she feels an erotic attraction to the hot-blooded Abderakhman.
Amid paeans to idealized love, Tannhauser loses his grip and embarrasses everyone by singing of physical love's rewards, about which he knows plenty.
Their revitalization of religious myths, sacraments, heroic sacrifice, and idealized love (revitalized above all by means of a wholly modern musical language) can help us "to understand what redemption could mean when detached from every promise of a life after death" (p.