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love; a feeling of great affection

A big pizza pie; that’s amore!
Word Origin

Contemporary Examples

Democrats greeted the news with a song linking Romney and Ryan’s austere bill to the tune of “That’s amore.”
Poll Question: Rubio, Ryan, or Bush…Which Endorsement Helps Romney Most? Ryan Prior March 29, 2012

Historical Examples

Falsos in amore odia, non fingere, said an author who points his observations so as to make them remembered.
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) Edmund Burke

“L’altare la tomba dell’ amore,” is a very common saying with us, and very commonly believed.
Vendetta Marie Corelli

Probably Primo amore, though it has orchestral accompaniment.
The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume III (of 3) Alexander Wheelock Thayer

He set up a private stage in the episcopal palace, and wrote for it his first “opera buffa,” amore in musica.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5 Various

Littore quot conch, tot sunt in amore dolores—There are as many pangs in love as shells on the sea-shore.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

The danger is thence, that they are under the conduct of hot men: falsos in amore odia non fingere.
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VII. (of 12) Edmund Burke

Plura enim multo homines judicant odio, & amore, & cupiditate, &c. quam veritate & prscripto.
An Essay on the Lyric Poetry of the Ancients John Ogilvie

The famous duet Amour sacré de la Patrie is versified as if the text were amore sacro della patria.
Musical Memories Camille Saint-Sans

Non si convita, non si cavalca, si giuoca, et si fa all’ amore.
History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain William H. Prescott


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    a putto represented as an infant cupid. Historical Examples A troubadour and a singing girl amuse them with songs, amorini flutter around them and wave their torches. Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies It soon degenerated into “earthly loves” and “cupids,” or amorini as they were termed and as we now understand them. Fictitious & […]

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    a putto represented as an infant cupid. Historical Examples The “amorino” was evidently and rudely urging his advances upon the girl, and she kept him back, crimsoned with blushes. Captain Mansana and Mother’s Hands Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson

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