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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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The topic of this series is lovelessness, which the images attempt to reflect.
It is significant that Rayber collapses involuntarily, much as he had earlier dreaded "falling to the ground in an act of idiot praise" Now the one object of his immediate love is gone, Rayber seems to collapse into the lovelessness that is his own perdition, the pain of absolute loss that he has not yet begun to feel.
Even "North Labrador" is an inverse love poem, though it bemoans a landscape of lovelessness.
Despite the presence of such work, my ratty anxiety about the comparative lovelessness within the humanities gnaws at me.
And this fight, because of the purpose given it by the oppressed, will actually constitute an act of love opposing the lovelessness which lies at the heart of the oppressors' violence, lovelessness even when clothed in false generosity (Freire, 133).
the lived experience of coping with a life of horrifying meaninglessness, hopelessness and (most important) lovelessness [original emphasis].
What most scares Spicer in his reading of his poems, I would like to conjecture, is the possibility of lovelessness in poetry.
By exploring the theories of six well-known philosophers --Epicurus, Montaigne, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Seneca and Socrates--the author seeks to bed their work in a contemporary context, attempting to make centuries-old and common problems, such as unpopularity and lovelessness, and their subsequent solutions as pertinent as they were the day they were conceived.
Philosophically, nihilism was the doctrine that there are no credible grounds for truth statements or standards; at the street level, it was the experience of "horrifying meaninglessness, hopelessness, and (most important) lovelessness.
Why are many self-proclaimed anti-war poems stuck replicating the impoverished imaginative life of war-oriented, profit-driven American culture--the binaries, the lovelessness, the contempt for the other?
Both Shaw and Pinter link the scarcity of food and drink to lovelessness, a loss of psychological underpinnings and social instability.
So, instead of images of weeping frozen tears, a forlorn hurdy-gurdy man standing barefoot on the ice, carrion crows circling overhead, and a general despair of loneliness, isolation, and lovelessness, Susan Friesen's winter journey expresses the beauty of her island's isolation, of snowdrifts along fence lines, snow-crusted country roads, wind-drifted contours of snow banks, the stark outline of bare trees against white fields, and the beautiful paleness of winter twilight.