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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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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.
Have pity on the gentle flower-spirits, and do not doom them to an early death, when they might bloom in fadeless beauty, making us wiser by their gentle teachings, and the earth brighter by their lovely forms.
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.
For Tahiti is smiling and friendly; it is like a lovely woman graciously prodigal of her charm and beauty; and nothing can be more conciliatory than the entrance into the harbour at Papeete.
One morning the Giant was lying awake in bed when he heard some lovely music.
It was as lovely in my eyes as the loveliest village of the plain, and it had the advantage of realizing the Deserted Village without being deserted.
I think," she said, "it is perfectly lovely the way you talk about girls; John there just despises us.
Dorothy had four lovely rooms in the palace, which were always reserved for her use and were called "Dorothy's rooms.
It was a lovely summer day which followed the events which have been described.
Is a lovely girl--whose face possesses the crowning charm of expression, whose slightest movement reveals the supple symmetry of her figure--less lovely because she is blessed with a good appetite, and is not ashamed to acknowledge it?
Just then three little fox-princesses, daughters of the King, entered the room, and when they saw Button-Bright one exclaimed: "How lovely he is
But the lovely lady, who is Holy Church, speaks gently to the dreamer.