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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A usually secretive or illicit love relationship.

Usage examples (31)
  • Oh, what a dear ravishing thing is the beginning of an amour!
  • The phrase amour-propre since 'propre' means clean elides 'self-love' and 'clean-love'.
  • Or wonder if your amour is a Drama Queen or Drama King.
  • No one becomes president without a fair share of what the French call amour propre. for more
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  • Wearing "armor" (protective clothing, often made from metal) that you keep in an "armoire" (closet) protects you from an "armer" (someone handling weapons) but not from an "amour" (love affair).
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