enamour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v enamour attract; cause to be enamored "She captured all the men's hearts"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • enamour To inflame with love; charm; captivate: used chiefly in the past participle, with of or with before the person or thing: as, to be enamoured of a lady; to be enamoured of or with books or science.
    • enamour Synonyms To fascinate, bewitch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Enamour en-am′ur to inflame with love: to charm
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, and thou art wedded to calamity.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

The more I thought of it the more enamoured I became of the idea, till, in October, 1881, the first number appeared.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, March 1893" by Various
I hung over him enamoured indeed!
"Memoirs Of Fanny Hill" by John Cleland
That Wilson was enamoured of Mary Bolitho was universally believed, but whether she in any way returned his affection no one was able to guess.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
I am enamoured of a fellow with a visage like brown leather, and who hath but one thumb and one ear.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
She also became enamoured of General Jacko, a celebrated monkey, at Astley's.
"Heads and Tales" by Various
He, enamoured, fearing lest she should flag, and impatient to behold her, turned his eyes; and immediately she sank back again.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
We are not madly enamoured of our countryman in foreign climes.
"Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885" by Various
Philip is enamoured of the idea, he sees such vast possibilities stretching out before him.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
He was enamoured of Baherjoa, whose beauty was superior to that of all the wives in his seraglio.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
Meanwhile, Paul Nicholas became more enamoured than ever.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
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In poetry:

What was't to thee, enamour'd
As a red rose of the sun,
If of thy myriad lovers
Thou never sawest one?
"Emily Bronte" by Robert Seymour Bridges
Imagine that I hear her voice,
Imagine that I feel her hand,
And I, enamoured guide, rejoice
To see her swift to understand.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
With silent wonder long they gaz'd,
And neither silence broke;
At length the smother'd passion blaz'd,
Enamour'd Eldred spoke:
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
And, oh, she was so fair, so fair,
So gracious was her beauty bright,
Around her the enamoured air
Pulsed tremulously with delight.
"The Two Keys" by Victor James Daley
Prophetic schemes, And golden dreams,
May I unsanguine cast away!
Have what I have, And live, not leave,
Enamour'd of the present day!
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
Since then the God of richest love
With thy poor love enamour'd is:
How high a crime will thee reprove
If not enamour'd deep with his?
"The Believer's Soliloquy; Especially in Times of Desertion, Temptation, Affliction, &c." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

"I'm less enamoured with big plans than I am with small accomplishments," Monte Pascoe whispered to me during a cabinet meeting way back in 1982 when we were both working for Governor Dick Lamm.
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In science:

MOND is not the same as Bekenstein’s theory according to Famaey and Binney (2005) who are not, we think, enamoured of either.
Astrophysics in 2006
However, we are so much enamoured of the elegance of the Riemnnian geometry and the mathematical formulation of the relativistic cosmology based on it that we are not prepared to consider any alternative approach to cosmology.
The Genesis of the Big-Bang and Inflation
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