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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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There was, initially, little love lost between the pair but - hooray for the Olympic spirit - they were finally brought together by their love of the sport and their determination to win.
There's little love lost between South Africa and South Africa B .
There was little love lost between England and Fabio Capello because there was little love to lose.
LDP IT is no secret that there was little love lost between much of the Tory government and Merseyside in the 1980s.
There is little love lost between the two girls and Saba can be cruel.
There appears to be little love lost between the governor of Texas, Rick Perry, and the longtime Texas representative Ron Paul.
With speedway's winter of discontent following soon after, there is clearly little love lost between the two clubs and Poole, who are again the title favourites, will be determined to take some revenge.
There was little love lost between the two fighters in the quarter-finals, with Khan unhappy at Selby's trash talking ahead of the three-round contest which finished 3-3.
There are four world champions spread across three teams, with little love lost between many of them.
There was reportedly little love lost between Candilis and new TF1 prexy Nonce Paolini, who pointedly failed to promote Candilis to Mougeotte's job, which included oversight of not only fiction but sports and news.
There is little love lost between accountants and Business Link because both are in effect competing for clients.
There is little love lost between the Blues and the Ospreys, which makes for plenty of needle every time the two teams meet up.