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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
References in classic literature ?
But bless us, things may be lovable that are not altogether handsome, I hope?
And these were, one and all, of that quaint, crooked, sweet, profoundly irresponsible and profoundly lovable race that fight like fiends, argue like children, reason like women, obey like men, and jest like their own goblins of the rath through rebellion, loyalty, want, woe, or war.
But already I had acquired the conviction that there was nothing more lovable in the world than that woman; nothing more life-giving, inspiring, and illuminating than the emanation of her charm.
It was true that they were not actually necessary for their comfort; but the house as it had been decided upon was so interwoven with memories of her courtship and all that was lovable in Martin; it had become so real to her, that it was as if some dear possession were being torn to pieces before her eyes.
He had taken two or three undecided turns up and down while uttering these broken sentences, retaining the poker in one hand and rubbing his hair with the other, with a good-natured vexation at once so whimsical and so lovable that I am sure we were more delighted with him than we could possibly have expressed in any words.
All that is lovable, beautiful, worthy, they have put far away from them; against all things that are pleasant to look upon, and all sounds that are music to the ear, they have barred their massive doors and reared their relentless walls of stone forever.
I never saw more attractive, lovable people in all my life.
Certainly it was very pleasant to be with Mary Datchet and to become, directly the door was shut, quite a different sort of person, eccentric and lovable, with scarcely any likeness to the self most people knew.
It seemed to her as she recalled their talk that there was something lovable about Richard, good in their attempted friendship, and strangely piteous in the way they had parted.
But this proud openness was made lovable by an expression of unaffected good-will.
Did Abner Perry, the lovable old inventor and pale-ontologist, still live?
There is something very lovable about her, in spite of all her nonsense.