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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
by 1599, from Latin amatorius "of or pertaining to love," from Latin amator "lover"