enamor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v enamor attract; cause to be enamored "She captured all the men's hearts"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Enamor To inflame with love; to charm; to captivate; -- with of, or with, before the person or thing; as, to be enamored with a lady; to be enamored of books or science. "Passionately enamored of this shadow of a dream."
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Quotations

  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “He who is enamored of himself will at least have the advantage of being inconvenienced by few rivals.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
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    “Conservative. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. enamourer, enamorer,; pref. en-,L. in,) + OF. & F. amour, love, L. amor,. See Amour, and cf. Inamorato

Usage

In literature:

But notwithstanding all this, I was so enamored with it, that the greatest cross of all would have been to be without any.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
With both of my nephews hopelessly enamored and myself the confidant of both, I had my hands full.
"A Brace Of Boys" by Fitz Hugh Ludlow
Bob and Fred were enamored of the radio.
"The Campfire Girls of Roselawn" by Margaret Penrose
Merry thought over this for some time, and the more she thought over it the more enamored she was of the idea.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
Strike deeper their vile root, and closer cling, Still more enamored of their wretched soil?
"English Synonyms and Antonyms" by James Champlin Fernald
Grom, enamored of the new weapon, forgot the spear which was likely to be far more efficient at these close quarters.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
You find us earnestly laboring to make justice prevail, enamored of progress, confident in the future.
"Latin America and the United States" by Elihu Root
Louis XIV was enamored of Madame de Montespan.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) - America - II, Index" by Various
We are becoming more and more enamored of the truth in all its forms.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
Thin people often become enamored of fat, short ones of long ones, and inversely.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
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In poetry:

But many gleams and shadows need must pass
Along the budding grass,
And weeks go by, before the enamored South
Shall kiss the rose's mouth.
"Spring" by Henry Timrod
Till we, enamored of his shining pinion
Sheer over storm and swell,
Forget what rank is his, and what dominion,
A dark-winged prince in Hell.
"To Fighter Airmen" by George Rostrevor Hamilton
And one sweet cheek, kissed with the enamored moon,
Grown pale with anger at the liberty.
While, dusk in darkness, at the favor shown
The pouting other frowns still envity.
"The Sleeper" by Madison Julius Cawein
Yet haply some enamored ear may hark,
And deem it sweetest of the birds that sing;
Or in his heart still praise the unseen lark
That leads his fancies toward its heavenward wing.
"On Receiving A Privately Printed Volume Of Poems From A Friend" by Thomas Buchanan Read
Hot are enamored hands, the fragrant zone unbound,
To leave no dear delight unfelt, unfondled o'er,
The will possessed my heart to girdle Earth around
With their insatiate need to wonder and adore.
"The Sultan's Palace" by Alan Seeger
But, tell, shall he, the tourist, find
Our isles the same in violet-glow
Enamoring us what years and years--
Ah, Ned, what years and years ago!
Well, Adam advances, smart in pace,
But scarce by violets that advance you trace.
"To Ned" by Herman Melville

In news:

Given that it pulled in some of the highest ratings the network has seen in recent years — and that it was quickly renewed for a second season — we already knew NBC was enamored with 'The Voice.
Lovers of perfect pop songs will be enamored with The Ladybug Transistor 's latest.
Florida fans are enamored with Urban Meyer's 39-8 career record and no-nonsense approach.
It is enamored with the sun.
I've always been enamored by Simon Tabron's vert riding.
Conservatives may not be enamored of John McCain, but on a subject that is near and dear to their hearts—legal philosophy and judicial appointments—they are finding a lot to like about the Arizona senator.
I admit that my only interest in youth culture is to try to find out why so many adults seem to be enamored by it.
Young entrepreneurs have been enamored of accelerator programs around the country in recent years.
British reaction to Prince Harry's Las Vegas photos has been relatively muted, with the media holding back due to ethical concerns and the public enamored of the prince's charm.
So as enamored as McCarthy is with Cobb 's versatility and ability, he's trying not to depend on him too much.
Lakers fans are enamored with Meeks becoming a reliable outside shooter since the arrival of coach Mike D'Antoni.
Traditionally, cold countries have been the thirstiest importers, while the tropical exporters haven't been nearly as enamored of their own product.
Published Thursday, August 23, 2012, at 12 a.m. Everyone is enamored with beginnings, be it a new relationship, a new town, a new job – anything that marks the precipice of change.
Libertarians are in general less than enamored with taxation on the simple but sensible ground that most people can make better use of their own money than the government can.
"I was enamored with Obama," Mr Goldstein said in an interview.
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