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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Definitions for amatory

  1. of love; expressing love, especially sexual

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Citations for amatory
She's cranky, self-absorbed and a compulsive flirt with a long series of amatory conquests to her record. Carol Shields, New York Times
Even Piejack, who harbors a delusion that his mangled hand has an amatory upside, is at heart a pedestrian perv, and Boyd, the telemarketer, is more an annoyance than the end of the world. John Leland, New York Times
Origin of amatory
1590-1600
by 1599, from Latin amatorius "of or pertaining to love," from Latin amator "lover"
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