American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or expressive of love, especially sexual love: an amatory mood; an amatory embrace.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, producing, or supposed to produce love; expressive of love; amatorial: as, amatory poems.
- Synonyms See amorous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to, producing, or expressing, sexual love.
- adj. expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance
- From Latin amatorius ("pertaining to love or a lover"), from amator ("a lover"), from amare ("to love"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin amātōrius, from amātor, lover; see amateur. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Her subject was usually 'amatory' fiction, narratives of desire focussing on highly charged sexual episodes, concerned with love and seduction in all their guises.”
“He is much more in his element when he proves that a lover is to his mistress, when she is about to go to a ball, only a "decimal of a lover," a kind of amatory tailor or ninth part of man; or when, in the”
“Google Translate comes up with this version of a Spanish-language article in Petroleum World: “After his second divorce, amatory life of Hugo Chávez has shielded beneath the mysterious mantle of power.””
“How amatory God contingency be to have bestowed this ray of light in to his miserable life.”
“Almonds in particular have been touted for their amatory properties, being, as they are, fragrant and shaped like a woman's hips.”
“One might see this as someprofound metaphor for the human condition, or at least its amatory component.”
“ Fifi returns with Fritz's snack, allowing him to camouflage his excitement as amatory.”
“But my lack of post-adolescent amatory success has never stood in the way of my fantasy life, so I picked a table halfway across the room with an unobstructed view of the woman, took my seat, and unwrapped my sandwich, looking forward to a little mentalliaison, when from the other direction came — four female security guards.”
“As a recent graduate of the Richard M. Nixon School of Charm I was confident of abilities to do so, yet sadly, both amatory and monetary ambitions went unrealized.”
“Brown is usually seen as a rather one-dimensional "friend of Keats," robust and masculine, practical and business-like, with a proclivity for "good living and amatory indiscretion.”
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