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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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And they, uttering through their lips a lovely voice, sing the laws of all and the goodly ways of the immortals, uttering their lovely voice.
Grant lovely song and celebrate the holy race of the deathless gods who are for ever, those that were born of Earth and starry Heaven and gloomy Night and them that briny Sea did rear.
Luckily for him, the Lovely Maiden with Azure Hair once again looked out of her window.
He got his friend Ward, who came on with us, to order a bouquet for me, and the first thing I saw in my room was a lovely one, with "Robert Lennox's compliments," on the card.
You see, my dear,' he explained, 'you really have become such a very lovely woman, that it ought to he a very quiet place.
She had lovely green hair and green eyes, and she bowed low before Dorothy as she said, "Follow me and I will show you your room.
With hot heart I took the green winding path, and presently came the little grassy glade, and the bubbling crystal well, and the hut of wattled boughs, and, looking through the open door of the hut, I saw a lovely girl lying asleep in her golden hair.
They led her to a lovely room, through whose walls of deep green leaves the light stole softly in.
One morning the Giant was lying awake in bed when he heard some lovely music.
She appeared affected by different feelings; wiping a few tears from her lovely eyes, she held out her hand to Felix, who kissed it rapturously and called her, as well as I could distinguish, his sweet Arabian.
For my part," added the Tin Woodman, "I cannot express my joy that my lovely tin castle is not to be demolished by wicked enemies.
It was a lovely summer day which followed the events which have been described.