Definitions

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  • adj. Referring to love and romance, amatory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a lover or to love making; amatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to love or lovers; amatory: as, amatorial verses.

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Examples

  • The points to be gained are, to reduce the action of the amatorial organs of the brain and the secretion of the _testes_, and to contract and strengthen the tissue of the seminal vesicles and the prostrate gland.

    A Newly Discovered System of Electrical Medication

  • In no amatorial contract, probably, is it possible to include or to enumerate all the hereditaments, messuages, or appurtenances, involved.

    Hints for Lovers

  • They are happiest who can longest disbelieve in the impossibility of this amatorial fusion; for it may be that such

    Hints for Lovers

  • There was no dispute of methods between Jones and Hopkins in the amatorial realm, like that which divided them in matters piscatorial.

    Days Off And Other Digressions

  • The former I suppose to be beholden to a single living filament for their seminal or amatorial procreation; and the latter to the same cause for their lateral or branching generation, which they possess in common with the polypus, tænia, and volvox, and the simplicity of which is an argument in favour of the similarity of its cause.

    Evolution, Old & New Or, the Theories of Buffon, Dr. Erasmus Darwin and Lamarck, as compared with that of Charles Darwin

  • An Italian critic, following a division made by Plotinus, has distributed the poets into three classes, which he calls the musical, the amatorial, and the philosophic.

    Lives of the English Poets

  • This gallant monk, like another Petrarch, made the name of his mistress the subject of his amatorial meditations; and as the first called his Laura, his Laurel, this called his Polia, his Polita.

    Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)

  • Wondrous stories are told of the amatorial passion for marble statues; but the wonder ceases, and the truth is established, when the irresistible ideal presence is comprehended; the visions which now bless these lovers of statues, in the modern land of sculpture, Italy, had acted with equal force in ancient Greece.

    Literary Character of Men of Genius Drawn from Their Own Feelings and Confessions

  • Whether the light of this and of other insects be caused by their amatorial passion, and thus assists them to find each other; or is caused by respiration, which is so analogous to combustion; or to

    Canto II

  • The former I suppose to be beholden to a single living filament for their seminal or amatorial procreation; and the latter to the same cause for their lateral or branching generation, which they possess in common with the polypus, tænia, and volvox; and the simplicity of which is an argument in favour of the similarity of its cause.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

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