Definitions

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  • n. a woman inconstant in love

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And Norah was not a light-of-love whom it was as easy to lay down as to pick up.

    The Three Clerks

  • Lord Powell minced forward in response to the mating call and would have fished out the glove with the silver tip of his cane if someone else had not ruined the game for both him and his potential light-of-love.

    Slightly Dangerous

  • At such times M. Bloch, hearing his uncle say ‘meschores,’ felt that he was making his oriental side too prominent, just as a light-of-love who has invited some of her sisters to meet her respectable friends is annoyed if they allude to their profession or use words that do not sound quite nice.

    Within a Budding Grove

  • That memory, VENUS AND ADONIS, lay in the bedchamber of every light-of-love in London.

    Ulysses

  • Conan made his way back to the city, and entering a tavern, where his light-of-love was guzzling wine, spilled the jewels out on the ale-splashed table, in the Maul.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • : If the situation's bad enough, we'll take the child and befuddle your light-of-love.

    The Otherworld

  • Folk would hold me a light-of-love and a wanton, and you a madman.

    Cligés. English

  • 'By marrying him,' blithely answered this light-of-love.

    Under the Rose

  • Unwilling, yet the knights went out to try, And light-of-love GAWAIN came riding by.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 12, June 18, 1870

  • Since you'll not be my love you'll be my light-of-love.

    The Trail of '98 A Northland Romance

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