of or relating to lovers or lovemaking; expressive of love:
amatory poems; an amatory look.
Discretion, it goes without saying, is the cornerstone of long-term success in the amatory arts.
The Love Guru Sean Macaulay September 12, 2009
In fact, the genuine nature of the war placed it far above the need of any amatory embellishments.
Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada Washington Irving
To be sure, this was not by any means his first amatory venture.
Quin Alice Hegan Rice
Cleveland’s most famous poem of the amatory, as The Rebel Scot is of the political, kind.
Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III John Cleveland
In fact, gregarious and amatory as are the Ana, Frogs are still more so.
The Coming Race Edward Bulwer Lytton
Engagements of this sort, the amatory monarch seldom failed to fulfil.
Heroines of the Crusades C. A. Bloss
In the child, the moods of the amatory sentiment are exceedingly variable.
The Sexual Life of the Child Albert Moll
It is not simply “a man,” or even “an amatory hero” that is portrayed in “Don Juan.”
Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
His amatory conduct has no ancill of Anglo-Saxon love-making.
Idling in Italy Joseph Collins
As an amatory poet he is the poet of pleasure and intrigue rather than of tender sentiment or Ovid.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 3 Various
of, relating to, or inciting sexual love or desire
1590s, “pertaining to love” (especially sexual love), from Latin amatorius “loving,” from amatus, past participle of amare (see Amy).
partial or total loss of sight, especially in the absence of a gross lesion or injury. Historical Examples M. Petrequin, in his Trait Pratique, records two cases of amaurosis in young girls produced by lumbrici. Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold Cataract may be simple, or complicated with amaurosis, adhesions, etc. Special Report on Diseases of Cattle […]
- Amaurosis congenita of leber
amaurosis congenita of leber amaurosis congenita of Leber amaurosis con·gen·i·ta of Le·ber (kən-jěn’ĭ-tə, lā’bər) n. A cone-rod abiotrophy that causes blindness or severely reduces vision at birth.
- Amaurosis fugax
amaurosis fugax amaurosis fugax amaurosis fu·gax (fōō’gāks’, fyōō’-) n. A temporary blindness that may result from transient ischemia caused by an insufficiency of the carotid artery or exposure to centrifugal force.