amorist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n amorist one dedicated to love and lovemaking especially one who writes about love
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Amorist A lover; a gallant. "It was the custom for an amorist to impress the name of his mistress in the dust, or upon the damp earth, with letters fixed upon his shoe."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n amorist A lover; a gallant; an inamorato. Also written amourist.
    • n amorist One who is given to writing love-sonnets or -songs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Amorist a lover: a gallant
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. armor, love. See Amorous
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. amorous (Fr. amoureux)—L. amoros-um, amor, love.

Usage

In literature:

He gets on best with romantic Christians of the amoristic sect: hence the friendship which has sprung up between him and Octavius.
"Man And Superman" by George Bernard Shaw
First, I'll have a talk with the sodden amorist.
"The Sturdy Oak" by Samuel Merwin, et al.
The "light amorist" found a higher inspiration.
"Gifts of Genius" by Various
The possessive instinct is, in its profoundest abyss, an amorist of death.
"The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys
Why, in the whole of my career as amorist, I have never had such an opportunity before!
"Fantômas" by Pierre Souvestre
One might call Cecily a stoical amorist, an erotic philosopher.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
The passage has caused some critics to reproach Keats as a mere mawkish amorist indifferent to the great affairs and interests of the world.
"Life of John Keats" by Sidney Colvin
That audacious confidence which is your amorist's best weapon would be useless here.
"Mortal Coils" by Aldous Huxley
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In poetry:

For all these arts, I'd not believe
(No! though he should be thine!),
The mighty Amorist could give
So rich a heart as mine!
"A Song To Amoret" by Henry Vaughan
Starry amorist, starward gone,
Thou art--what thou didst gaze upon!
Passed through thy golden garden's bars,
Thou seest the Gardener of the Stars.
"A Dead Astronomer" by Francis Thompson