One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘A fatal disease - tuberculosis, also called consumption - provided a favorite metaphor to represent the destructiveness of feverish emotions, such as pining or amorousness.’
- ‘Upon hearing her voice on my machine, I was torn between amorousness and horror, especially because the growing anger in her voice was astonishing.’
- ‘‘There remained only those rare periods of amorousness, which still came to them at times but did not last long.’’
- ‘The amorousness of youth has little to do with the desire for the union of souls; what Shakespeare mocks time and again is the borrowing of the imagery of the union of souls for something far more immediate and specific and transitory.’
- ‘He goes on to compare his love with the contagious disease by detailing how his amorousness has led to his weight loss and burning.’
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