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  • indulged in various amours
  • Amour aime aimer amour!
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Another part that bothered me, though, was the strange quality of the event—the jolly athletic amour so obviously and exquisitely enjoyed, yet followed by the precipitous slide into rage, weeping and discontent.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Whatever the justice of the situation—and I had to admit that at least some of it lay on his side—my sense of amour-propre was deeply offended at the thought of being beaten, by whomever and for whatever reason.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • Well, it’s hardly a mystery, mon amour, Maman had said.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Perhaps Daisy never went in for amour at all — and yet there’s something in that voice of hers…… well, about six weeks ago, she heard the name Gatsby for the first time in years.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • An amour for him; passion for her.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It was plain that l’amour which the Frenchman was so fond of was not that low and simple kind that Pierre had once felt for his wife, nor was it the romantic love stimulated by himself that he experienced for Natasha.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Mine is no high-flown affection, Mine no passion par amours— As they call it—what I offer Is an honest love, and pure.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • D’Artagnan, reflecting on his future amours, addressing himself to the beautiful night, and smiling at the stars, ascended the Rue Cherish-Midi, or Chase-Midi, as it was then called.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers

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  • ’You see how it is,’ he said to me, ’where there is no chivalry, there is no amour-propre.’
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • To have taken the field openly against his rival would have been madness; for he was not a man to be thwarted in his amours, any more than that stormy lover, Achilles.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Ten to one that he makes the wench pay for the oath and the gendarme for the amour!
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Her current amour, Billy Nolan, was looking through the latest issue of Popular Mechanics at the magazine rack.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • _vous filez le parfait amour.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Instead of attacking them, you’d better read Michelet’s book, De l’amour.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • …pond, little suspecting an enemy of so much effrontery, and humming to himself those words which were recalled to his mind by the sight of women, and, perhaps, by recollections of his own distant and beautiful France: "Vive le vin, vive l’amour," etc., etc. " ’tis well you understood the knave!" whispered the scout, when they had gained a little distance from the place, and letting his rifle fall into the hollow of his arm again; "I soon saw that he was one of them uneasy Frenchers;…
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • She imagined that he wished her gone that she might not witness his amours with another girl.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • We saw young Leviathan amours in the deep.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Here Love his golden shafts employs, here lights His constant lamp, and waves his purple wings, Reigns here and revels; not in the bought smile Of harlots, loveless, joyless, unendeared, Casual fruition; nor in court-amours, Mixed dance, or wanton mask, or midnight ball, Or serenate, which the starved lover sings To his proud fair, best quitted with disdain.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • It annoyed him vehemently that people outside his tribe and unaffected by his casual amours should pursue him for the life.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • He was lazy, peevish, and a bon-vivant; the appearance of a lady frightened him beyond measure; hence it was but seldom that he joined the paternal circle in Russell Square, where there was plenty of gaiety, and where the jokes of his good-natured old father frightened his amour-propre.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • "Le point du jour Cause parfois, cause douleur extreme; Que l’espace des nuits est court Pour le berger brulant d’amour, Force de quitter ce qu’il aime Au point du jour!"
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Jones had mentioned the fact of his amour, and of his being the rival of Blifil, but had cautiously concealed the name of the young lady.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • If you and Nicole married won’t that be ’l’amour de famille’?
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • So I answered, Elle symbolise l’amour ("It symbolizes love").
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • She was dead, and the note by her white rigid hand said it all: Maintenant nous deux sommes libres, mon amour.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • But his true fighting weight, his antecedents, his amours with other members of the commercial Pantheon—all these were as uncertain to ordinary mortals as were the escapades of Zeus.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Those little brown brothers I had been fitting, with and against, all had little brown sisters, many of whom could be had for a price, or even pour l’amour ou pour le sport.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • The co-eds murmured that he "looked so romantic," but as this was before the invention of sex and the era of petting-parties, they merely talked about him at a distance, and he did not know that he could have been a hero of amours.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • And how inane was the life he led, lounging about bars and drinking in music halls, wandering from one light amour to another!
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • The gunslinger smoked and thought of how it had been -the nights in the huge central hall, hundreds of richly clad figures moving through the slow, steady waltz steps or the faster, light ripples of the pol-kam, Aileen on his arm, her eyes brighter than the most precious gems, the light of the crystal-enclosed electric lights making highlights in the newly done hair of the courtesans and their half-cynical amours.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • At some point during this week, he tore the final page from Louis L’Amour’s memoir,Education of a Wandering Man.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • So he entered, and anon there met with him two brethren, the one hight Sir Plaine de Force, and the other hight Sir Plaine de Amours.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Amours of actresses.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • So he entered, and anon there met with him two brethren, the one hight Sir Plaine de Force, and the other hight Sir Plaine de Amours.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • "Les domes, sur l’azur des ondes Suivant la phrase au pur contour, S’enflent comme des gorges rondes Que souleve un soupir d’amour.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Jeremiah de Saint-Amour was completely naked, stiff and twisted, eyes open, body blue, looking fifty years older than he had the night before.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • It is against my vow to love any maiden, otherwise than ’par amours’, as I will love thee.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • For which thou art y-bounden as a knight To helpe me, if it lie in thy might, Or elles art thou false, I dare well sayn," This Arcita full proudly spake again: "Thou shalt," quoth he, "be rather* false than I, *sooner And thou art false, I tell thee utterly; For par amour I lov’d her first ere thou.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • My Cherie Amour.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Il existe un embaumement d’amour.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Thus, casually, begins Lonesome Dove, by far my most popular novel, and one that allows me to join the small company of "respectable" writers whose fiction deals with the American West: Cormac McCarthy, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Tom Lee and a handful of others, below whom comes the vast desert of the pulpers, the sons and daughters of Max Brand (Frederick Faust), Louis L’Amour and many hundreds of others.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • I, for instance, have a great deal of AMOUR PROPRE.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • The Broken Gun — Louis L’Amour.
    Louis L’Amour  --  The Broken Gun
  • Are you so earnest, so given up to literature, science, art, amours?
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Amour aime aimer amour!
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • They greeted him with a solemnity that on this occasion had more of condolence than veneration, for no one was unaware of the degree of his friendship with Jeremiah de Saint-Amour.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The only thing he was not willing to do was speak to the Archbishop so that Jeremiah de Saint-Amour could be buried in holy ground.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • In any case, he was going to send a wreath of gardenias in the event that Jeremiah de Saint-Amour had repented at the last moment.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
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