• WordNet 3.6
    • n amativeness the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Amativeness (Phren) The faculty supposed to influence sexual desire; propensity to love.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n amativeness The propensity to love, or to the gratification of the sexual passions. The term is used by phrenologists to designate the supposed localization of this propensity in the hind part of the brain. See cut under phrenology.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Amativeness propensity to love or to sexuality
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From L. amāre, -ātum, to love.


In literature:

Urbis amator, like Fuscus; ruris amator, like Flaccus.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
But situated here he could not go so far as amative cruelty.
"The Woodlanders" by Thomas Hardy
A disciple of Lavater or Gall would have found the bump of amativeness largely developed.
"Serge Panine, Complete" by Georges Ohnet
To the majority of mankind, apparently, amativeness, or sexual love, means lust.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
Nos alio mentes, alio divisimus aures: 15 Iure igitur vincemur, amat victoria curam.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
AMATIVENESS AND ITS COMBINATIONS constitute their origin, counterpart, and main medium of manifestation.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Mustin amate Kuprin Humenaiois krotousan.
"An Essay on the Lyric Poetry of the Ancients" by John Ogilvie
Protestavi contra novam ideam Gubernatoris tantum quam audeo; sed habeo esse cautus, quia Gubernator non amat contradictionem.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, August 13, 1887" by Various
It was a surprise to see these leisurely and luxurious animals spattering the water in such an ecstasy of amative rage.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865" by Various

In poetry:

The prayer rebuff could not amate
Was not like water spilt:
"O woman, but thy faith is great!
Be it even as thou wilt."
"The Syrophenician Woman" by George MacDonald
Vous estes ma morte et ma vye,
I preye you for your curteisie
Cestes maundes jeo vous pry
In youre herte stedefastly Notate.
"Lines from Love Letters" by Anonymous British
And when their hate these had made known,
New mischiefs it begat me:
For ev'ry rascal durty clown
Presumed to amate me;
And all the curs about the town
Grinn'd, snarl'd, and barked at me.
"The Contented Man's Morice" by George Wither
The thing which doth amate, and most anoy my mind,
Is that my hard estate, no remedy can finde.
As one that loathes to liue, and daily calles for death,
These lines to thee I geue, in witnesse of my fayth.
"A Dumpe" by Humfrey Gifford

In news:

As she looked at her husband, Amy's eyes were defintely amative .
Bishop Amat builds 17-2 lead, never looks back in quarterfinals.
Nuria Amat, however, isn't one of them—and perhaps that's what gives her book its extra edge.
Koa Haynes provides spark for Bishop Amat.
Junior quarterback Koa Haynes has been a key contributor this season for Bishop Amat (2-0-1), which visits Charter Oak for a huge nonleague game Friday night.
The reasons are several for the Bishop Amat High School football team's success this season.
Bishop Amat staff member fired amid allegation of inappropriate conduct.
A staff member at Bishop Amat High School has been fired following allegations of "inappropriate conduct," with a student, school officials confirmed Friday.
Ex- Bishop Amat star Michael Young traded to Phillies.
My Mother, Lucy (Lucia) Amat, is a WWII Veteran, Chaplain , Historian and Speaker for American Legion Post #15, East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
Third baseman Rio Ruiz from Bishop Amat High in La Puente, Calif recently had a blood clot broken up in a vein near his clavicle by his right shoulder.
Unbeaten Bishop Amat bests Culver City.
Bishop Amat High School put the finishing touches on a fantastic nonleague schedule with a workmanlike 31-7 win over visiting Culver City on Friday night.
In recent months, the members of the Virginia men's lacrosse team have sported blue rubber wristbands inscribed with the latin phrase "amat victoria curam".
Bishop Amat High school student Olivia Hummer, pictured in her Covina home, will be competing in the Teen Tournament on Jeopardy .

In science:

Graell i Amat, ”Coding for a non-symmet ric ternary channel ”, in Proc.
Bounds for codes for a non-symmetric ternary channel