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  • She doesn’t believe in divorce, but she does believe in paramours.
  • Yes, they were admirers, paramours, sweethearts.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I have forgotten the exact fantasies I entertained about my first paramour.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Thou hast kept the secret of thy paramour.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter

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  • QUINCE Yea, and the best person too: and he is a very paramour for a sweet voice.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Shall I believe That unsubstantial death is amorous; And that the lean abhorred monster keeps Thee here in dark to be his paramour?
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • Agamemnon goes on to speak of his own wretched ending, done to death by his wife and her vile paramour on returning home.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • She is Thais the prostitute, who answered her paramour when he said, ’Have I great thanks from thee?
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • I mistrust that you come from her paramour.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • The adulteress and her paramour brought the Saxon robbers here.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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  • Byron says that he is all right—Byron Bunch has helped the woman’s paramour sell his friend for a thousand dollars, and Byron says that it is all right.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • But now Claudia has released you, yet still yon stay with her, and stay bound to her as your paramour,’ he said.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • And so who that useth paramours shall be unhappy, and all thing is unhappy that is about them.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • People write tragedies in which fatal blondes betray their paramours to ruin, in which Cressidas, Cleopatras, Delilahs, and sometimes even naughty daughters like Jessica bring their lovers or their parents to distress: but these are not the heart of tragedy.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • But when I pointed out the inconsistency to Lopsang Jangbu Sherpa-Fischer’s twenty-threeyear-old climbing sirdar-he insisted that the real problem was not that one of Fischer’s climbers had been "sauce-making" at Base Camp but rather that she continued to sleep with her paramour high on the mountain.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • How here lieth Lanceor the king’s son of Ireland, that at his own request was slain by the hands of Balin; and how his lady, Colombe, and paramour, slew herself with her love’s sword for dole and sorrow.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • No he must die, for you have sworn You’d be my paramour.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • "Pippa’s paramour," Felicity says, drawing out the word.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • His anger against her found vent in coarse railing at her paramour, whose name and voice and features offended his baffled pride: a priested peasant, with a brother a policeman in Dublin and a brother a potboy in Moycullen.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • For had I but dreamed of the daughter of Torquil living in foul communion with the murderer of her father, the sword of a true Saxon had found thee out even in the arms of thy paramour!
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • I was now reduced to a much higher degree of distress than before: the necessaries of life began to be numbered among my wants; and what made my case still the more grievous was, that my paramour, of whom I was now grown immoderately fond, shared the same distresses with myself.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • For he had just come from the courtyard with him where they had walked and talked of another man who had just been brought in—a Hungarian of Utica who was convicted of burning his paramour—in a furnace—then confessing it—a huge, rough, dark, ignorant man with a face like a gargoyle.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • But its struggles are too far off, too much confused; scarcely can I perceive the colourless reflection in which are blended the uncapturable whirling medley of radiant hues, and I cannot distinguish its form, cannot invite it, as the one possible interpreter, to translate to me the evidence of its contemporary, its inseparable paramour, the taste of cake soaked in tea; cannot ask it to inform me what special circumstance is in question, of what period in my past life.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Because the sergeant and his paramour are beyond our reach.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • And this is Ellaria Sand, mine own paramour.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • Though I might be persuaded to keep you for my paramour.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Then they went to supper, and the damosel loved Palomides as paramour, but the book saith she was of his kin.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • Her paramour should be an ugly gnome, Where four roads cross, in wanton play to meet her: An old he-goat, from Blocksberg coming home, Should his good-night in lustful gallop bleat her!
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • But, as I said, my honour’d sires, his father Having this settled purpose, by what means To him betray’d, we know not, and this day Appointed for the deed; that parricide, I cannot style him better, by confederacy Preparing this his paramour to be there, Enter’d Volpone’s house, (who was the man, Your fatherhoods must understand, design’d For the inheritance,) there sought his father:— But with what purpose sought he him, my lords?
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • He was as full of love and paramour, As is the honeycomb of honey sweet; Well was the wenche that with him might meet.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Bowing, he took the chest from the hands of the white knight and carried it to the dais, where Doran Martell sat in his rolling chair between his daughter Arianne and his dead brother’s beloved paramour, Ellaria.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • A great knight with a paramour.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • But they called James McDermott my paramour.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • No: was I really a paramour, is their chief concern, and they don’t even know themselves whether they want the answer to be no or yes.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • And as for to say that I love La Beale Isoud paramours, I dare make good that I do, and that she hath my service above all other ladies, and shall have the term of my life.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • For, soothely, a prentice revellour, That haunteth dice, riot, and paramour, His master shall it in his shop abie*, *suffer for All* have he no part of the minstrelsy.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • But they say she was his paramour.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • My fourthe husband was a revellour; This is to say, he had a paramour, And I was young and full of ragerie,* *wantonness Stubborn and strong, and jolly as a pie.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • And there the king asked his nephew, Sir Gareth, whether he would have that lady as paramour, or to have her to his wife.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • How here lieth Lanceor the king’s son of Ireland, that at his own request was slain by the hands of Balin; and how his lady, Colombe, and paramour, slew herself with her love’s sword for dole and sorrow.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • * *quenched For from that time that he had kiss’d her erse, Of paramours he *sette not a kers,* *cared not a rush* For he was healed of his malady; Full often paramours he gan defy, And weep as doth a child that hath been beat.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • This is an hard case, said Sir Launcelot, that either I must die or else choose one of you, yet had I liefer to die in this prison with worship, than to have one of you to my paramour maugre my head.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • * *quenched For from that time that he had kiss’d her erse, Of paramours he *sette not a kers,* *cared not a rush* For he was healed of his malady; Full often paramours he gan defy, And weep as doth a child that hath been beat.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • She hath a brother, a passing good knight of prowess and a full true man; and this damosel loved another knight that held her to paramour, and this good knight her brother met with the knight that held her to paramour, and slew him by force of his hands.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • She hath a brother, a passing good knight of prowess and a full true man; and this damosel loved another knight that held her to paramour, and this good knight her brother met with the knight that held her to paramour, and slew him by force of his hands.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • And so who that useth paramours shall be unhappy, and all thing is unhappy that is about them.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • Your new paramour came to me, and offered to buy you; but you may be assured you will not succeed.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • She hath a brother, a passing good knight of prowess and a full true man; and this damosel loved another knight that held her to paramour, and this good knight her brother met with the knight that held her to paramour, and slew him by force of his hands.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • She hath a brother, a passing good knight of prowess and a full true man; and this damosel loved another knight that held her to paramour, and this good knight her brother met with the knight that held her to paramour, and slew him by force of his hands.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • He is not my paramour!
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
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