from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being love-sick.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Amorous langnor; sickness or longing caused by love.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pining for a loved one


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  • Carolina's love-sickness, however, is more good-humored than properly sarcastic, and it does not seem to properly constitute an attack on the sentimental model nor to question in any way its adoption in the rest of the novel.

    Children Playing by the Sea: the Dynamics of Appropriation in the Brazilian Romantic Novel

  • Hindus there are ten stages of love-sickness: (1) Love of the eyes

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Another writer on writing from the heart: A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness or a love-sickness.

    The WritingYA Weblog: The Literature of Longing

  • The male was of a lower social class, suffered from love-sickness hereos, and surrendered himself completely to his beloved's will in order to prove his worth.

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  • Following Ovid's description of love-sickness, the speaker/singer of these poems often described himself as becoming weak and pale, dying for love.

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  • Walking past the tall blinded houses, she recognised with gratitude that her love-sickness was much better.

    Flowering Wilderness

  • She felt much better moving, and chalked up in her mind the thought: ‘For love-sickness, walking!’

    Flowering Wilderness

  • All have their moments of bliss, and the butterfly — “the embodiment of pure felicity — happy in what it has and happier still in searching for something else” — reveals its “love-sickness and pain” as the bloom of its gay and sportful existence.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Roland knew better, even in his love-sickness, but his friends had forgotten that in the game of Castles, both sides wear the blindfold.

    Wizard and Glass

  • Renaissance, gout and melancholia or love-sickness to the baroque.



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