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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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Here Cornelius heaved a sigh at the thought, that, poor captive as he was, to him alone Rosa owed the faculty of reading the love-letters which she received.
I have seen many an excellent matron, who could have never in her best days have been handsome, and yet she had a packet of yellow love-letters in a private drawer, and sweet children showered kisses on her sallow cheeks.
FIDEL CASTRO fan clubs around the world undoubtedly will be planning field trips to the theater when Estela Bravo's love-letter documentary ``Fidel'' comes to town.
It might be a love-letter from a loving son to his adored mother, but, unfortunately, the sentiments are pure Hallmark.
Graffigny chose to write a novel, I maintain, because she wanted to rewrite female plot in a way that the love-letter genre would never allow.
and in doing so gives a useful account of the conventions of medieval dictamen and the specialized development of the verse love-letter.