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love of one’s country; patriotism.
love conquers all.
Contemporary Examples

“ROMA” is a story about betrayal, but it was only after I finished writing it that I realized “ROMA” was Amor spelt backwards.
Literary City: Deborah Levy’s London Henry Krempels February 21, 2013

The same ginger-haired model served Caravaggio for his Amor Vincit Omnia, where Cupid stands astride an unmade bed.
Caravaggio’s Grand Passions Adam Eaker June 10, 2010

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, award-winning Latin recipe queen Deborah Schneider is out with a new book, Amor y Tacos.
What to Eat: Cinco de Mayo Cookstr.com May 3, 2010

Two toddlers carried a sign with “Amor” scrawled in pink letters.
How Alleged Colorado Shooter James Holmes Bought His Guns Christine Pelisek, Eliza Shapiro July 20, 2012

Historical Examples

All virtue or goodness is a degree of love (Amor), if by virtue we mean the cardinal virtues and refer to the rule of reason only.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8 Various

Stanton, like others, may be stimulated by the Amor sceleratus of power.
Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863 Adam Gurowski

Amor says he shall descend in safety to the lower world, and will find his Eurydice among the peaceful shades.
Stars of the Opera Mabel Wagnalls

Then looking for a seal, he came upon the one “Amor nel cor.”
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert

Andreas drew a distinction between base love, the Amor mixtus sive communis, and pure love, the Amor purus.
The Evolution of Love Emil Lucka

“Tell me what you mean, Amor mio,” she asked, in the tenderest tone in the world.
Vendetta Marie Corelli

love of one’s country; patriotism
love conquers all things


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