• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Love-charm a philtre
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains.”
  • Seneca
    “Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets just like love or liquor.”
  • Iris Murdoch
    “Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.”
  • Martin Luther
    “There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Our pleasures are short, and can only charm at intervals; love is a method of protraction our greatest pleasure.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lufu, love; Ger. liebe; cf. L. libet, lubet.


In literature:

What a rustic charm in the long slant of the green hill below us with its gray, mossy boulders and lovely thorn trees!
"The Light in the Clearing" by Irving Bacheller
I am in love with the charming widow.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
The spells and love-charms, which are matters of sport to the other domestics, are serious concerns with this love-stricken damsel.
"Bracebridge Hall" by Washington Irving
Not that John Tullis was actually in love with the charming Countess.
"Truxton King" by George Barr McCutcheon
Another set of poems describes with fanciful charm, sometimes with happy gaiety, love at play with itself.
"The Poetry Of Robert Browning" by Stopford A. Brooke
Before doing that, I want to call your attention to a very charming treatment of love's romance by an American.
"Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn" by Lafcadio Hearn
The scene of this charming, idyllic love story is laid in Central Indiana.
"The Uphill Climb" by B. M. Bower
How they love to tease, these charming little women!
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
Women born and bred for love and homage, who demanded their privileges with charm and beauty.
"The Man Thou Gavest" by Harriet T. Comstock
He is very charming, very refined, and he loves me.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
He was full of a boy's love and full of a boy's charming susceptibility.
"The Inner Sisterhood" by Douglass Sherley et al.
It was altogether like one of those romances that charmed her; and after a time she gave herself up entirely to her love.
"Marion Arleigh's Penance" by Charlotte M. Braeme
To be loved for the first time, and by one so handsome, so charming, so fascinating!
"The Tragedy of the Chain Pier" by Charlotte M. Braeme
Thus every beauteous object that I view Wakes in my soul some charm of lovely Sue.
"The World's Best Poetry, Volume 3" by Various
Then he was at home for a year or more, making love to charming Anne Ashton.
"Elster's Folly" by Mrs. Henry Wood
He loved home, and it had a charm for him which neither pleasures, honors, nor fame could pluck from his bosom.
"Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of William H. F. Lee (A Representative from Virginia)" by Various
My love will be a charm.
"Once Upon A Time" by Richard Harding Davis
Does not that lovely costume set off her ladyship's charms.
"Lady Rosamond's Secret" by Rebecca Agatha Armour
Think I'm apt to fall in love with this charming lady?
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Annie regarded her with a charming, loving smile.
"The Butterfly House" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

In poetry:

When lovely woman stoops to folly,
And finds too late that men betray,
What charm can soothe her melancholy,
What art can wash her guilt away?
"When Lovely Woman Stoops To Folly" by Oliver Goldsmith
When you shall go, then may we know
The heart is dead, the man is old.
Life can no other charm bestow
When girls we might have loved turn cold!
"The Girls We Might Have Wed" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
Whose wit, or worth, possess'd a charm,
By Parents loved, and them caress'd.
That spell would every sorrow calm,
And bid my anxious spirit rest!
"Epistle to a Friend" by Thomas Gent
I love the busy marts of trade,
I love the things which men have made,
Though man has charms, none such as these,
In him the child of nature sees.
"Nature's Child." by Alfred Castner King
A name which oft had charm'd his ear,
And e'en from childhood grew more sweet;
A name which love had render'd dear,
And sorrow taught him to repeat!
"The Harp. A Legendary Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Here Affectation taints the smile,
Which else had darted Love around:
The charms of Art can ne'er beguile:
But where shall Nature's charms be found?
"Love" by Jane Bowdler

In news:

Dinah Shore, a vivacious entertainer who was widely loved for her homey , heartfelt singing and breezy Southern charm, died yesterday at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif She was 76.
There is a sequence in Lina Wertmüller's Love and Anarchy which represents very well both the charm and the weakness of her films.
The little ones will love this charming tale of teamwork and the need to tell your friends how important they are.
You'd love to get the one who would kick prince charming butt.
She will always be remembered for her irresistible charm, zest for life, love of literature and relaxed but glowing chic.
NeNe Leakes has been loving being a single lady, but her ex Gregg just might be turning on the charm enough to win her back.
NeNe Leakes has been loving being a single lady, but her ex Gregg just might be turning on the charm enough to win her back.
Accept that the woman who taught the Muppets to love punk now has the hotly compressed vocal timbre of a Thai disco singer, and the latest reunion of this great New York band still holds many charms.
For your loved ones who have earned a spot on the Nice List this year, a charming gift constitutes the perfect reward.
We check in with her and see how she's transitioning from Brotherly Love to Charm.
After a hectic week in his southern New Hampshire studio, Country Home Style Editor-at-Large Matthew Mead loves to escape to the charming seacoast town of Portsmouth , New Hampshire.
The charming Saddle River Inn, one of North Jersey's – and indeed the entire state's – highest-rated and best-loved restaurants, offers a prix-fixe special on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
She is delightfully funny, full of Southern charm and I love her beautiful white hair.
One of 2010's most charming movies is I Love You Phillip Morris, the demonic gay bastard child of The Informant and Brokeback Mountain.
Our favorite Southern lady reveals more charms you'll absolutely love.