in love


  • The Lion in Love
    The Lion in Love
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj in love marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness "gaga over the rock group's new album","he was infatuated with her"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tomatos were once referred to as "love apples." This is because their was a superstition that people would fall in love by eating them
    • In love in the act of loving; -- said esp. of the love of the sexes; as, to be in love; to fall in love .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In China, September 20 is "Love Your Teeth Day."
    • In love enamoured
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  • Richard M. Nixon
    “People react to fear, not love --they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true.”
  • Walter Savage Landor
    “We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “Love is the river of life in the world.”
  • Emmet Fox
    Emmet Fox
    “If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.”
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Von Leibniz
    Gottfried Wilhelm Von Leibniz
    “To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.”


All's fair in love and war - This idiom is used to say that where there is conflict, people can be expected to behave in a more vicious way.
Head over heels in love - When someone falls passionately in love and is intoxicated by the feeling has fallen head over heels in love.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lufu, love; Ger. liebe; cf. L. libet, lubet.


In literature:

The heart must be grounded in love that the man may know the love which passeth knowledge.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The woman is an incident in their lives, even when sincerely in love.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Moggs junior was profuse in gratitude, profuse in obedience, profuse in love.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
You weren't really in love with her as an individual; you were in love with the thought of love and youth.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
I am quite in love with my black servants.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
In these days of soul-nearness the iron heart softened as never before in love toward his children.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
But I think you are in love with the poor old Grape-eater.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
Dick is in love, and not nicely in love, or he would not be so shy about it.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson
She certainly was not the least in love with her friend's husband; but then she was just as little in love with Mr. Gilmore.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

But it was solace for her eyes,
And for her heart, that yearned to him,
To watch apart in loving wise
Those musings dim.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
I can fancy I hear them singing
As I see them flying along—
"Here is a weary old fellow
Who is still in love with our song.
"A Whiff Of Nature" by Alexander Anderson
Thy strange and matchless beauty,
Is like the sea, is like the sea;
Thy face in love or anger,
Is sweet to me, is sweet to me.
"Love Song - I" by James Avis Bartley
Shalt call me " Sweet," shalt call me " Dear,'
But not a "crowned Venus."
So drown thy poesy in love
Or all must end between us.
"Chloe's Song" by Ethel Clifford
Now, Lord of all, he reigns above;
And from his heavenly throne
He sees what children dwell in love,
And marks them for his own.
"Against Quarreling and Fighting" by Isaac Watts
Yea, there are some who always seek
The love that lasts an hour;
And some who in love's language speak,
Yet never know his power.
"Lilith" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

The saxophonist David Sanchez opened his second set at the Village Vanguard on Tuesday night with a long version of the standard "Falling in Love With Love".
Robert Pattinson plays a teen vampire in love with Kristen Stewart in Twilight.
"I'm so in love with this one-of-a-kind soda," writes Kyle Pafrath in an Onion spoof entitled "I'd Love This Product Even If I Weren't a Stealth Marketer".
Quietly doing business at Forest Hills and Harlem roads in Loves Park, TH Foods has implanted itself as the American standard for rice snacks and other healthy munchables in the United States.
I went to graduate school in Tucson, Ariz. Where I fell in love with the cactus-filled landscape.
I fell in love with Chester, England, during my first visit in the mid-'90s.
Soldier Sean Blackwell and Iraqi doctor Ehdaa fell in love in Iraq, violated Army orders, and got married.
Tom Stoppard , co-writer of the film, "Shakespeare In Love," was in San Francisco for the American premier of his play "Indian Ink.".
In this NewsHour segment, Tom Stoppard , co-writer of the film, "Shakespeare In Love," discusses the American premier of his play "Indian Ink".
Michael Tusk fell in love with spit roasting while bouncing around kitchens in Europe.
Tom Stoppard , co-writer of the film, "Shakespeare In Love," was in San Francisco for the American premier of his play "Indian Ink.".
When I was a kid, my dad took an old Wurlitzer organ in trade and refinished it pale yellow, hoping someone would fall in love with it.
He believed in love, not in twisted accusations .
Our listeners fell in love with the idea from the beginning and many fell in love with each other again on the dance floor.
The We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together singer, who has been in England's capital promoting her new album, Red, has fallen in love with the bustling city and wants to expand her property portfolio.

In science:

And, talking about the early Earth, you might look at the short, but lovely, photo-essay by Lanting (2006) of scenes from the present-day Earth that could well have been taken very early on in Earth’s history.
Astrophysics in 2006
Moreover, it appears that magnetic nature loves a vacuum! Strong magnetic fields (β < 1) lead to large scale voids, anisotropic turbulent motions and column density striations along field lines due to streaming motions in the gas.
Conference Summary: The Cosmic Agitator - Magnetic Fields in the Galaxy
Inflationists are good at devising theories that only mother can love, but not at answering simple physical questions such as quantization of a cosmological oscillator with variable frequency.
Primordial Gravitational Waves and Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation
In particular, we derive the optimal quantization of the fractional Brownian motion by approximating the first terms of its Karhunen-Loève decomposition. A numerical test of the "functional stratification" variance reduction algorithm is performed with the fractional Brownian motion.
The Nystr\"om method for functional quantization with an application to the fractional Brownian motion
In a more general setting, we do not have a closed-form expression for the Karhunen-Loève decomposition.
The Nystr\"om method for functional quantization with an application to the fractional Brownian motion