Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Literally, the abode of love; specifically, the name of an association of men and women established at Charlynch, Somersetshire, England, in 1846, under the direction of the Rev. Henry James Prince, the members of which lived on a common fund.

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Examples

  • Nevertheless, and before his walk was finished and he had returned home to dress for dinner with her, the play was on one plane and he on another, visioning himself alone with her in the Austrian agapemone.

    Black Oxen

  • The Englishman, who has ordered two bottles of _porto_, has fallen asleep over the second, knocked it down while still half-full, followed it himself to the floor, and reclined there peacefully, while the fluid from the broken bottle trickled over the boards, [231] under the door, and into the agapemone beyond.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • In fact he has been making a sort of superior/agapemone/here, in which he was the

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Almost every house combines the pub. and the agapemone: all the chief luxuries of the Coast-'factories 'are there, and the' blay '

    To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. II A Personal Narrative

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