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A love affair or lover, especially one that is secret.‘he is enraged at this revelation of his past amours’
partner, husband, wife, spouse, lover, live-in lover, significant other, inamorato, inamorata, companion, helpmate, helpmeet, consortView synonyms
- ‘On her part, she cunningly milked him for anything she could learn about who his master was, and any details of his amours.’
- ‘People who have just fallen in love spend over 85% of their waking hours thinking about their amour.’
- ‘You take a minute to catch your breath, exhausted but exhilarated because you kept up with your amour on the dancefloor.’
- ‘If he continues looking over his shoulder at your past amours, suggest to him, gently, that he is lousing up what otherwise would be very happy times.’
- ‘Maybe that means opening up to an old friend, maybe it means hooking up with a hottie, or maybe it means making a crazy commitment to one of your 18 polyamorous amours.’
- ‘‘You make me feel good about myself,’ he explains emphatically to his lip-quivering amour.’
- ‘In the end, she reconciles her new amour with her personal philosophy of maintaining two lovers.’
- ‘Out of these raw materials he created a coherent strategy for re-presenting the Court's amours in a more positive light.’
- ‘There are endless secret passageways, multiple amours, and traitors in every corner.’
- ‘What complicates the exchange process is that the spirit-forms are socially inter-tied, and have amours and spats, just like the Greek gods.’
- ‘The coyotes and robins and bunnies and foxes and deer have been busy fornicating and the products of their amours have been popping their cute little furry/feathery heads up all around town.’
- ‘With a romantic flourish, he produces a presentation box, he gently eases it open and shows his amour some fantastically expensive ring.’
- ‘Mary personally did not worry about the amours of her brothers.’
- ‘And it can't hide your amour's frequently dialed number from prying eyes.’
- ‘Grand amours and boon companionship are conspicuously absent from his narrative.’
- ‘The rest of the interview passed in much the same manner, with Therese outlining her previous amours and inquiring after Anne and Jane's.’
Middle English (originally in the sense ‘love, affection’): via Old French from Latin amor ‘love’. The current sense dates from the late 16th century.
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