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Definition a lover — especially with a partner cheating on their husband or wife
  • She doesn't believe in divorce, but she does believe in paramours.
  • 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
  • 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
  • QUINCE Yea, and the best person too: and he is a very paramour for a sweet voice.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • She is Thais the prostitute, who answered her paramour when he said, 'Have I great thanks from thee?
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • And this is Ellaria Sand, mine own paramour.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • Yes, they were admirers, paramours, sweethearts.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • 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
  • I mistrust that you come from her paramour.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • "Pippa's paramour," Felicity says, drawing out the word.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Thou hast kept the secret of thy paramour.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Though I might be persuaded to keep you for my paramour.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Because the sergeant and his paramour are beyond our reach.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • I have forgotten the exact fantasies I entertained about my first paramour.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • And so who that useth paramours shall be unhappy, and all thing is unhappy that is about them.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D'Arthur
  • 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
  • No he must die, for you have sworn You'd be my paramour.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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