from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. something given as a token of love.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gift in memory of or as a sign of love.
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- n. keepsake given as a token of love
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Apparently the Lady feels a bit flirtatious; perhaps she is giving him a little love-token.
“Had we lingered near the spot, we had found it a love-token with a vengeance.”
I supposed it must be some old love-token, till he reminded me he was a botanist.
Prompted by greed, Borodaty bent down to strip off the rich armour, and had already secured the Turkish knife set with precious stones, and taken from the foe's belt a purse of ducats, and from his breast a silver case containing a maiden's curl, cherished tenderly as a love-token.
The idea of the sacredness of a ring as a love-token is voiced by
Shakespeare and Precious Stones Treating of the Known References of Precious Stones in Shakespeare's Works, with Comments as to the Origin of His Material, the Knowledge of the Poet Concerning Precious Stones, and References as to Where the Precious Stones of His Time Came from
A gentleman of the name of Kooloo fixed his affections upon Typee -- or rather upon his goods and chattels; for when he had wheedled him out of a regatta shirt, and other small pieces of finery, he transferred his affections to a newly-arrived sailor, whose chest was better lined, and who bestowed on him a love-token, in the shape of a heavy pea-jacket.
He could not explain to Lisle that to request that Lydia's love-token might be removed would have seemed to him to be like going down to her level and rejecting what he preferred to ignore.
Observing the name of Shadrach, he felt sure it must have come from Gussie; no one else knew his second name, so she must have sent this sweet love-token.
Had she some such love-token on her neck as the old Don's revolver had left on his?
-- And which of them was to surmise, that upon the heart of the dead lay the love-token of a heretic?