amorousness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n amorousness the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
    • n amorousness a feeling of love or fondness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Amorousness The quality of being amorous, or inclined to sexual love; lovingness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n amorousness The quality of being amorous, or inclined to love or to sexual pleasure; fondness; lovingness.
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Quotations

  • Andre Maurois
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    “Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.”
  • Karl Kraus
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    “The immorality of men triumphs over the amorality of women.”
  • Hermann Hesse
    Hermann%20Hesse
    “I am fond of music I think because it is so amoral. Everything else is moral and I am after something that isn't. I have always found moralizing intolerable.”

Usage

In literature:

When he turned to her again his amorous eyes met Melissa's.
"A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete" by Georg Ebers
Where had Appenzelder discovered the marvellous boy who sang this "Quia amore langueo"?
"Barbara Blomberg, Complete" by Georg Ebers
That is how all their gioja and amore ended.
"The Cardinal's Snuff-Box" by Henry Harland
Then, catching sight of his questioner, he smiled amorously and winked at her.
"Many Cargoes" by W.W. Jacobs
He could conceive the revenge to his brother's amorous hand.
"Carnac's Folly, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
At which, Abdel Faza, for such was his name, felt very amorous.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Frederick Marryat
But there are some people too noble and simple for these amorous scenes and smirking artifices.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Your true man-eater is usually of an amorous temperament: he can be indeed sufficiently fond of a lady to eat her up.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The vain, arrogant, brave, amorous, flashy character.
"Paul Clifford, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The vain, arrogant, brave, amorous, flashy character.
"Tomlinsoniana" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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In poetry:

Light and sound and odors sweet
Fill the street;
Gypsy girls are selling flowers.
Lean hidalgos turn aside,
Amorous-eyed,
'Neath the grim cathedral towers.
"Spring Longing" by Emma Lazarus
Di sibili infiorato e` l'idioma,
Dolce all'amore; auster su labbri austeri.
C'e` qualche bimbo colla bionda chioma...
Caso raro!... perche` son tutti neri!
"Cagliari" by Ferdinando Fontana
I AM he that aches with amorous love;
Does the earth gravitate? Does not all matter, aching, attract all
matter?
So the Body of me, to all I meet, or know.
"I Am He That Aches With Love" by Walt Whitman
Perchè taccia il rumor di mia catena
Di lagrime, di speme, e di amor vivo,
E di silenzio; chè pietà mi affrena
Se con lei parlo, o di lei penso e scrivo.
"Perché Taccia" by Ugo Foscolo
'No: I'll not free you. And if it appear
There was too good ground for your first fear
From your amorous tricks,
I'll father the child. Yes, by God, my dear.
"A Conversation At Dawn" by Thomas Hardy
Dove selvoso è il piano più deserto
Allor lento io vagabondo, ad una ad una
Palpo le piaghe onde la rea fortuna,
E amore, e il mondo hanno il mio core aperto.
"Cosí Gl’Interi Giorni" by Ugo Foscolo

In news:

The University of Colorado in 2003 revised its amorous relationship policy.
Silver let a woman have another amorous feeling.
There's the elegant sound of the Amor Artis chorus and the solo voice of young theatre star M.J.
Grand Rapids Ballet Company 's 'Amore & More' is an evening of dance to love and enjoy.
Amor y Amargo 443 E 6th St, nr.
Amorous APD officer pulls teen girl over, gets her number and starts texting.
Today marks the final day of the custody trial for Emma Cox, the two-year-old daughter of Tabitha Belmonte and Dylan Cox, the Amor teens who died in a March 2012 homicide-suicide shooting.
Kathleen George's "Simple" is "fast-paced, pitting, in different ways, Mike, Cal and the homicide crew against an amoral villain hiding in plain sight.
Salud, Amor y Dinero , y el Tiempo Para Gozarlo.
L'elisir d'amore: Act I. L'elisir d'amore: Act II.
Instead of putting pen to paper, amorous messages now usually come in the form emails or text messages.
Amor Sacro e Amor Profano edited by Maria Grazia Bernardini Milan: Electa, 471 pp.
Here, the amorous feline (voiced with delight by Antonio Banderas) becomes a fugitive after getting betrayed by a devious, whiny Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis).
Targets viewers' amorous tendencies in its first ad effort.
Halloween has a way of making people feel amorous.
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In science:

For instance, Amores et al (2006) use AdaBoost for learning a distance function to be used for k-NN search.
Boosting k-NN for categorization of natural scenes
Amores J, Sebe N, Radeva P (2006) Boosting the distance estimation: Application to the k-nearest neighbor classifier.
Boosting k-NN for categorization of natural scenes
The ROOT-based AMORE package is used for online and offline data analysis.
Detection and Imaging of High-Z Materials with a Muon Tomography Station Using GEM Detectors
Event monitoring and analysis were carried out using the ALICE software packages AliRoot and AMORE .
First observation of Cherenkov rings with a large area CsI-TGEM-based RICH prototype
Ben Amor. Qualitative possibilistic graphical models from independance to propagation algorithms. Thèse de doctorat, (2002). J.
Fuzzy Knowledge Representation Based on Possibilistic and Necessary Bayesian Networks
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