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Definition romantic or sexual
  • She rejected his amorous advances.
amorous = romantic or sexual
  • They had an amorous liaison that summer.
  • amorous = sexual
  • She doesn't think of him in an amorous way.
  • amorous = romantic or sexual
  • According to the study, men who are shown pictures of a women in a red dress want to ask her more amorous questions than men shown pictures of the same woman in green dress.
  • amorous = romantic
  • She had thought that there was an amorous relationship between Tita and Pedro, concealed, hidden by outward appearances.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • amorous = romantic or sexual
  • 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
  • amorous = sexual or romantic
  • He knew in his cups three distinct stages of intoxication,—the dignified—the quarrelsome—the amorous.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • amorous = sexual or romantic
  • 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
  • amorous = romantic
  • "You bet I will!" said Martin, according to the rules for amorous discourse in the University of Winnemac.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • amorous = romantic
  • 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
  • amorous = romantic or sexual
  • It was merely stated that the criminal, whose approaching trial was making such a sensation—retired army captain, an idle swaggerer, and reactionary bully—was continually involved in amorous intrigues, and particularly popular with certain ladies "who were pining in solitude."
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • amorous = romantic or sexual
  •   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
  • amorous = love-making
  • ...she had frequently observed the contemptuous expression with which her daughter looked upon Debray,—an expression which seemed to imply that she understood all her mother's amorous and pecuniary relationships with the intimate secretary;
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • amorous = romantic or sexual
  • It was furnished with discarded patent rockers, lopsided reed chairs, a scratched pine table, a gritty straw mat, old steel engravings of milkmaids being morally amorous under willow-trees, faded chromos of roses and fish, and a kerosene stove for warming lunches.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • amorous = romantic
  • After an ineffectual clutch, intended to detain and carry them to his lips, old Arthur gave his own fingers a mumbling kiss, and with many amorous distortions of visage went in pursuit of his friend, who was by this time in the street.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  •   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
  • amorous = in love (with you)
  • Quite unconscious of the demonstrations of their amorous neighbour, or their effects upon the susceptible bosom of her mama, Kate Nickleby had, by this time, begun to enjoy a settled feeling of tranquillity and happiness, to which, even in occasional and transitory glimpses, she had long been a stranger.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • rebuffed the amorous advances
  • amorous glances
  • But she did not feel amorous with LuLing in the next room.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter

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