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  • I think the poet desired to embody in this one picture the whole spirit of medieval chivalry and the platonic love of a pure and high-souled knight.

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  • She describes her love for him as platonic.
  • He formed a platonic friendship with a lady some years older than himself, who lived in Kensington Square; and nearly every afternoon he drank tea with her by the light of shaded candles,
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage

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