Be enamoured

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Be enamoured (with of, with), to be in love
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. enamoureren, to make, amour—L. amor, love.

Usage

In literature:

But how enamoured she was of 'Treasure Island,' and how faithful she tried to be to me all the time she was reading it!
"Margaret Ogilvy by her son" by J. M. Barrie
To be enamoured of such qualities as these is a proof itself of a true lover's nature.
"The Symposium" by Xenophon
As far, however, as it teaches any thing, it teaches us not to be enamoured of plurality in the Executive.
"The Federalist Papers" by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
Perhaps, being already enamoured of him, she was not difficult to persuade.
"Child of Storm" by H. Rider Haggard
I became really somewhat enamoured of the phantom of my imagination, but it was not to be.
"The Life of William Carey" by George Smith
How could she be enamoured at once of nobleness and baseness, or at once desire and not desire one deed and the same?
"Cyropaedia" by Xenophon
He had dined there frequently during the winter, and professed to be enamoured of the hostess.
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
But can any one be enamoured of a flash of lightning?
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
And why was he so enamoured of you that he could not be parted from you?
"The Long Night" by Stanley Weyman
The husband of a Tibetan lady had died, and she, being enamoured of a handsome youth some twenty years younger than herself, married him.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
You are in danger, I see, of being enamoured of the name.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
But Starlight, unlike Turpin, does not become vain with success, and is far from being enamoured with his profession.
"Australian Writers" by Desmond Byrne
This was far from being the case with Garry, who became more and more enamoured every hour.
"Tales from "Blackwood"" by Various
It is not possible, that a large body of well educated men should be enamoured of slavery.
"The New Conspiracy Against the Jesuits Detected and Briefly Exposed" by R. C. Dallas
He seemed to be enamoured most with one Louise de Rochefort.
"In the Van; or, The Builders" by John Price-Brown
I was just of that age to be enamoured of the chase.
"Osceola the Seminole" by Mayne Reid
To-morrow, I suppose, you will be enamoured of all that I have said and done to-day?
"The Triumph of Jill" by F.E. Mills Young
The elf being enamoured of this swain, projected a deadly attack upon her rival.
"Discipline" by Mary Brunton
It would no doubt be very awkward if O'Tei were to become enamoured of him.
"The Curse of Koshiu" by Lewis Wingfield
As a place of winter residence for those who like sunshine, and are not enamoured of society, Palma could hardly be excelled.
"The Fortunate Isles" by Mary Stuart Boyd
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In poetry:

Th' enamour'd wave, th' enamour'd wind.
Supply my place with thee,
And are as courteous, fond and kind,
As we were wont to be.
"To A Friend At Sea" by William Crafts
But to be briefe, his Royal Grace
Grewe so enamour'd of my face,
The richest gifts he proffered mee,
His mistress if that I would bee.
"The Lady Turned Serving-Man" by Anonymous British
Nearer apd nearer now the music draws,
Life shudders with a strange felicity;
All Nature is a wide enamoured pause
Hoping her lord to touch, to clasp, to be.
"Krishna" by Aurobindo Ghose