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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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Defending his act, the girl's father Taufiq told ANI, "My girl was in love affair with a boy who had already gone to jail one-a-half years back for molesting a girl.
They are also getting involved in love affairs through Facebook and WhatsApp.
When asked by police interrogators about the nature of their relationship, the couple admitted that they were having a love affair that resulted in a baby boy.
A more recent tale is that one of the upper-storey rooms is haunted by a man named Dick Garret, who hanged himself in the house after an unhappy love affair.
Research has revealed the Victorian author fell for Newcastle-born actress Nelly Ternan, with whom he had a secret love affair after the pair met in Manchester.
Our love affair (and our government's love affair) with the property ladder means that, like Seaside, our housing stock doesn't function as housing either, and that exploiting its users is a source of personal (and national) wealth.
Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor for splitting the infinitive "to faithfully discharge," but not for her love affair with "International Law" and her reliance on opinions of courts in foreign lands for interpreting the Constitution of the United States.
Mixed Nuts: America's Love Affair With Comedy Teams From Burns And Allen to Belushi and Aykroyd isn't the typical biography of a single comedy act but an all-embracing set of memoirs of America's love affair with comedy teams as a whole, from Belushi and Aykroyd to Burns and Allen.
But like a human love affair, our love affair with the car unfolded step by step, from distant admiration to taken-for-granted familiarity.
The Color of Family is the tale of Antonia Jackson's obsessive desire to claim her nephew, born, she insists, of an illicit love affair between her now-deceased twin and his white lover in the 1950s.
He concludes: "We are called to settle for nothing less than a passionate love affair with God and with life, embracing God and the creation through which God shimmers, living madly in the fantasy that this universe is not purposeless, but that we are called toward the drama and pain of life and love lived to the fullest.
SINGER Brian Kennedy was at the centre of a gay priest sex storm last night after he wrote of a love affair between a young man and a cleric in his new book.