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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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No, for you mistook your aunt's wishes, it seems: she desires to go--but then all the loveliness of the act was yours.
As a whole, I had scarcely ever seen a young creature that could lay claim to more of the loveliness of her sex.
Nor did they omit to call upon us to admire the natural loveliness of their own abode, and the lavish abundance with which it produced all manner of luxuriant fruits; exalting it in this particular above any of the surrounding valleys.
The loveliness of the day, and of the view, he felt like herself.
Female loveliness, in especial, is more than one-half disenchanted beneath its evil eye.
His admiration was at first very strong, but no more than was natural, and I did not wonder at his being much struck by the gentleness and delicacy of her manners; but when he has mentioned her of late it has been in terms of more extraordinary praise; and yesterday he actually said that he could not be surprised at any effect produced on the heart of man by such loveliness and such abilities; and when I lamented, in reply, the badness of her disposition, he observed that whatever might have been her errors they were to be imputed to her neglected education and early marriage, and that she was altogether a wonderful woman.
It must be dazzling loveliness indeed," thought I, "to cause such emotion in the breast of so radiant a beauty as Phaidor, daughter of Matai Shang.
She was glowing from her morning toilet as only healthful youth can glow: there was gem-like brightness on her coiled hair and in her hazel eyes; there was warm red life in her lips; her throat had a breathing whiteness above the differing white of the fur which itself seemed to wind about her neck and cling down her blue-gray pelisse with a tenderness gathered from her own, a sentient commingled innocence which kept its loveliness against the crystalline purity of the outdoor snow.
So of course I cannot hope to tell you how great was the charm of this little Princess, or how her loveliness put to shame all the sparkling jewels and magnificent luxury that surrounded her in this her royal palace.
It was a fair highway, through the Land of Lost Delight; shadow and sunshine were blessedly mingled, and every turn and dip revealed a fresh charm and a new loveliness to eager hearts and unspoiled eyes.
Anne never forgot the loveliness of the view that broke upon them when they had driven over the hill behind the village.
I am writing in it now in the late afternoon loveliness, much interrupted by the mosquitoes and the temptation to look at all the glories of the new green leaves washed half an hour ago in a cold shower.