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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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Bollywood may be famous for its stories of idealized love set to song and dance but belief in the supernatural is widespread in India and movie-makers have previously flirted with horror.
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.
But South African-born helmer Abramson ("Defining Maggie," "Without Air") draws strong perfs all around: Diaz is fine as the somewhat underwritten, slightly idealized love interest, and O'Leary makes a powerfully volatile impression as Mike's strung-out friend, who can't keep a lid on his feelings of anger and betrayal.
Creel analyzes its appearance in poems by Juan del Encina, Diego del Castillo, and Soria to affirm that the personas stance can be seen as heroic and willful perseverance in an idealized love as easily as it can be seen as a slavish entrapment by love.