Boy's love

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Boy's love a popular English name of Southernwood (Artemisia abrotonum); -- called also lad's love.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Boy's love a popular name for southernwood
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. boi, boy; Fris. boi; Dut. boef, Ger. bube.

Usage

In literature:

Will she fear I shall steal too much of her boy's love?
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
They were loving letters of expected joy at her boy's return.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
This boy's father, the King, was a very good man, and his subjects loved and respected him for his justness and kindness.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Perhaps this tousle-haired, freckle-faced boy surmised his sister's love-story.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
He loved the boy who sat there in the prisoner's stand before him.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
He treated the boy's love for Femke as an ordinary matter.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
Steve was not there and she told with simple pathos of the boy's love for his mother.
"The Boy from Hollow Hut" by Isla May Mullins
The little window, as well as the door, stood wide open, letting in the scent of the sun-warmed wallflowers, and box, and boy's love.
"The Making of Mona" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
After all these years he saw again the pale, handsome child who had given him a boy's ardent love.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
The boy's hands ran lovingly to the keys.
"Unfinished Portraits" by Jennette Lee
And he loved her with the boy's young strength of adoration and diffident awe.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
But you're not to blame; you simply have a girl's natural contempt for a boy's love.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
Ah, do believe me, it is not worth thinking of; every one laughs at a boy's love.
"A Mad Love" by Bertha M. Clay
It was no longer a boy's admiration, but a man's love that filled my soul that night.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
At all events, good Deacon Hale's kindly letters give us a very friendly feeling toward him, revealing as they do his love for his boys.
"Nathan Hale" by Jean Christie Root
There were roses too, and 'boy's love,' mignonette, stocks, and pinks.
"Better than Play" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
The facts then are thus: Whilst a boy at school I loved my girl companion, little Rose's mother.
"An Artist in Crime" by Rodrigues Ottolengui
Then he had anticipated nothing less than death for the boy he loved, despite the doctor's assurance to the contrary.
"Dorothy at Oak Knowe" by Evelyn Raymond
To these little paupers who can never pay Surely all good organ boys, for God's love, will play.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
There was one thing that gave him hope, and that was the boy's love for his mother.
"A Boy Knight" by Martin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott
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In poetry:

"Thou wast Sir Eldred's only child,
Thy father's darling joy;
On me a lovely daughter smiled,
On me a blooming boy.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
Love's warm sunshine! How resplendent
Art thou to the Orphan boy,
Whom thou makest Independent,
On this day of general joy!
"Hymns and Odes for Charity Occasions VI" by John Pierpont
I HAVE a boy of five years old;
His face is fair and fresh to see;
His limbs are cast in beauty's mold
And dearly he loves me.
"Anecdote For Fathers" by William Wordsworth
Now love! thy own fancy employ!
For words are too feeble to trace
The father, the mother, the boy,
In triumph's extatic embrace.
"The Lion" by William Hayley
What do you think of my sweetheart?
I shall not go any further;
Can you blame a boy my size because
He's dead in love with mother?
"My Sweetheart" by Frank Barbour Coffin
The boy's woe was as keen and clear,
The boy's love just as true,
And the One Before the Last, my dear,
Hurt quite as much as you.
"The One Before The Last" by Rupert Brooke

In news:

A champion's resolve: Love of sports drives boy to fight leukemia.
Boys' Basketball: Lovely night for Winslow at Leavitt's expense .
It's apt that "The Songs I Love So Well" begins with that old chestnut "Danny Boy.
He came up just short of a medal in the men's synchronized 10m platform final, but, boy,did we love the show.
"I play a girl instead of a boy in this show, and the twist we added is that as Hamlet 's best friend, I've actually been in love with him our entire lives," said Symantha Misale, a senior.
The celebrity media obsession with Taylor Swift's love life continues, with the latest reports linking her with an earlier crush, Harry Styles, teen heartthrob of British boy band One Direction.
The celebrity media obsession with Taylor Swift's love life continues: The latest reports link her with an earlier crush, Harry Styles, teen heartthrob of the British boy band One Direction, currently fluttering tween hearts everywhere.
As a small boy, singing along to his mother's records, Ray Anthony fell in love with Fifties rock 'n' roll.
Boys' Basketball: Lovely night for Winslow at Leavitt's expense.
Mike Love of the Beach Boys talks with Rudy Malfabon, director of the Nevada Department of Transportation, during Wednesday's roundabout commemoration.
It's no secret that A Rocket To The Moon's lead singer Nick Santino loves to rock, but did you know he's a good ole' country boy at heart.
Boy, would Shakespeare love today's nomenclature.
' One look at the clip's opening shot and it's clear that just like the song, this video is all about country boys and girls who love cruising in a jacked-up truck.
If you like 'em messy, you'll love Short Stop's roast beef po-boys in Metairie.
Who got more out of Scouting - the boys in Rose Valley's merit-badge assembly line, or Wallingford's fun-loving campers.
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