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Definition Greek mythology:  god of love; son of Aphrodite
  • Cupid is the Roman counterpart to the Greek Eros.
  • May I enter the Temple of Eros?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • I mean all the forms of love, eros, agape, libido, philia, and ecstasy.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I.F. Command is on the minor planet Eros, which should be about three months away from here at the highest possible speed.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • Now, at the magic touch of Eros, the source of them was opened up and flowed in plenty.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • I'd lost Daphne because of one careless comment to Eros.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • And in the evolving scan of his eros, it was the masking waxes, liners, glosses and creams that became the soft moist mechanisms of release.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • "Rose," Langdon added, "is also an anagram of Eros, the Greek god of sexual love."
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Here is my palindrome poem on the subject: Eros, eyesore.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Introduced as lymph on the dart of Eros, it eventually permeated and coloured her whole constitution.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • "The wings of Eros, who is the child of Nyx's seed—"
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Go,' said my teacher, in his last lecture—'Go, and, to make your lives great, remember Mars reigns and Eros has found his eyes.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Towards the middle of the lawn, close to a tarnished bronze statue of Eros, two young men lay on their backs watching the spectacle.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • How now, friend Eros!
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • They have sinned against Eros and against Pallas Athene, and not by any heavenly intervention, but by the ordinary course of nature, those allied deities will be avenged.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • He may be a shepherd in Arcadia for aught he knows, he may be the first youth kissing the first maiden, he may be Eros himself, sipping the lips of Psyche—it is all one.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • He means Eros.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • But the forties were really far worse, a particularly ghastly period for Eros, shakily bridging as they did the time between the puritanism of our forefathers and the arrival of public pornography.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • But this temptation I admitted to Star—and Star implied gently that I must have muscles between my ears; Zhai-ee-van was an outstanding artiste even among her own people, who were esteemed as most talented devotees of Eros.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • This fateful infantile distribution of death (thanatos: destrudo) and love (eros: libido) impulses builds the foundation of the now celebrated Oedipus complex, which Sigmund Freud pointed out some fifty years ago as the great cause of our adult failure to behave like rational beings.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces

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