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She doesn’t think of him in an amorous way.
  with sexual desire; or relating to sex or feelings of romantic love
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  • She doesn’t think of him in an amorous way.
  • rebuffed the amorous advances
  • She had thought that there was an amorous relationship between Tita and Pedro, concealed, hidden by outward appearances.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • It recounts splendid imaginary amorous adventures of a perfect English gentleman in an intensely romantic land, the scenery of which is very well described.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises

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  • However, because the period of urgent amorous appetite is short — only about three weeks out of the year — these bachelors and spinsters probably do not suffer any great feeling of sexual deprivation.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • And the strange thing is that I kept having the thought that I was, or at least imagining the horror of it, for even as every cell of me was reaching toward her with utter tenderness and warmth and the drug of an amorous bloom, it seemed I could just as easily summon the harshest want in my hands, the tightness and pressure that might have no bound.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • His voice seems to be an amorous melodic murmur, cajoling, politely but outrageously flirtatious, irresistible and (to her utter distress now) wickedly exciting.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • As to the gossip Rupert might now be spreading about our supposed amorous dalliance, I preferred not to think.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • — Lovers can see to do their amorous rites By their own beauties: or, if love be blind, It best agrees with night.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • At that time in the Rostovs’ house there prevailed an amorous atmosphere characteristic of homes where there are very young and very charming girls.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • He came too late, the ship was under sail; But there the duke was given to understand That in a gondola were seen together Lorenzo and his amorous Jessica.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • The next morning he saw Albert pass and repass, holding an enormous bouquet, which he doubtless meant to make the bearer of his amorous epistle.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • TITANIA Then I must be thy lady; but I know When thou hast stol’n away from fairy-land, And in the shape of Corin sat all day, Playing on pipes of corn, and versing love To amorous Phillida.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • He was of an amorous disposition, but declared that, for the last ten years, he had wholly and decidedly renounced women.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • She drew a deep, smiling, contented breath and regarded him amorously with a melting gaze.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • As I hesitated, two of the beautiful Upper-world people came running in their amorous sport across the daylight in the shadow.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • A proper stripling, and an amorous!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • How many scenes, how many amorous episodes he had imagined on this seductive and playful theme, when his work was over!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • The most famous case is also the most common: the pet dog, which has so assimilated humans into the realm of doghood as to want to mate with them, a fact that any dog owner who has had to pull an amorous dog from the leg of a mortified visitor will confirm.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • ’It’s of no use disguising facts, ma’am,’ said Mr. Bumble, slowly flourishing the teaspoon with a kind of amorous dignity which made him doubly impressive; ’I would drown it myself, with pleasure.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • I was putting on an old nightgown, a hint that I was not feeling amorous.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Odysseus has, when we first see him, to free himself from the amorous bondage of the goddess Kalypso, earlier on in his story from the deadly-dangerous but alluring witch Kirke.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The girl was very pretty, and sang; she looked amorously at her Theatin, and from time to time pinched his fat cheeks.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • He clutched Doyle as an amorous swain might clutch his lady in a hug dance.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • "So," said the poet, somewhat disappointed in his amorous hopes.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • It is a menacing or amorous puff, similar to the grampus.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Buck Mulligan suspired amorously.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • ’tis pitiful; but yet Iago knows That she with Cassio hath the act of shame A thousand times committed; Cassio confess’d it: And she did gratify his amorous works With that recognizance and pledge of love Which I first gave her; I saw it in his hand: It was a handkerchief, an antique token My father gave my mother.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • The princes, France and Burgundy, Great rivals in our youngest daughter’s love, Long in our court have made their amorous sojourn, And here are to be answer’d.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Since the stairwell hug of two weeks ago, LaTisha has been a touch more amorous than usual, so he finds himself steering clear of her.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Sure my brother is amorous on Hero, and hath withdrawn her father to break with him about it.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • This rantipole hero had for some time singled out the blooming Katrina for the object of his uncouth gallantries, and though his amorous toyings were something like the gentle caresses and endearments of a bear, yet it was whispered that she did not altogether discourage his hopes.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • But for the moment, let us do as did the amorous Gascon; we will see after the worthy mercer later.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The dietitian was twenty-seven—old enough to have to take a few amorous risks but still young enough to attach a great deal of importance not so much to love, but to being caught at it.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Because privacy is nonexistent in the tenementlike confines of Base Camp, the amorous assignations that took place in this woman’s tent were duly noted by other members of her team, especially the Sherpas, who sat outside pointing and snickering during the encounters.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Finally, in a much–feared satirical journal, an article by its most popular columnist finished off the monster for good, spurning it in the style of Hippolytus repulsing the amorous advances of his stepmother Phaedra, and giving the creature its quietus amid a universal burst of laughter.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • We had progressed to where I stayed the night, waking up early in the morning, not daring to move for fear I’d wake Rudy up in an amorous mood and end up in an early morning discussion of why not now.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • His dull and childless home had long since palled on him; and in addition to more permanent consolations he was always in quest of amorous adventures in his own set.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • But she did not feel amorous with LuLing in the next room.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • He had a novel under his arm: bits of an amorous scene stuck out, crudely coloured.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • …of youth declines; as years and dumps increase; as reflection lends her solemn pauses; in short, as a general lassitude overtakes the sated Turk; then a love of ease and virtue supplants the love for maidens; our Ottoman enters upon the impotent, repentant, admonitory stage of life, forswears, disbands the harem, and grown to an exemplary, sulky old soul, goes about all alone among the meridians and parallels saying his prayers, and warning each young Leviathan from his amorous errors.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • By moonlight in the garden she recited all the passionate rhymes she knew by heart, and, sighing, sang to him many melancholy adagios; but she found herself as calm after as before, and Charles seemed no more amorous and no more moved.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • And there was little to stay her, for she was essentially yielding, if not amorous.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Lucas Beaumanoir hath settled that the death of a Jewess will be a sin-offering sufficient to atone for all the amorous indulgences of the Knights Templars; and thou knowest he hath both the power and will to execute so reasonable and pious a purpose.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "Well, I don’t regret it, if you don’t," the Captain cried, still in an amorous rapture with his wife, who rewarded him with a kiss by way of reply, and was indeed not a little gratified by the generous confidence of her husband.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • So, thinking of his misfortunes, amorous and pastoral, he fell asleep, shepherds enjoying, in common with sailors, the privilege of being able to summon the god instead of having to wait for him.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Although some disturbances had already occurred, and the troops had committed all kinds of retaliatory abuses, Florentino Ariza was so befuddled that he was unaware of the state of the world, and a military patrol surprised him one dawn as he disturbed the chastity of the dead with his amorous provocations.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • He knew in his cups three distinct stages of intoxication,—the dignified—the quarrelsome—the amorous.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • —Now I feed myself With most delicious poison:—think on me, That am with Phoebus’ amorous pinches black, And wrinkled deep in time?
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • This annoyed George, who was beginning to feel alcoholically amorous, and he decided to have a quiet sulk beneath the stars.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
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