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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AMATIVENESS

They are generally stubborn; and their weak point is apt to be Amativeness.

When combined with Amativeness it manifests in the tendency to fight for mates.

Adapted to the pairing principle in man and animals, and is located between Adhesiveness and Amativeness.

Amativeness was necessarily the first social affection developed in the garden of Eden.

Amativeness was the natural agency of the distribution and mutual action of these two forms of life.

While amativeness keeps the capital stock of life circulating between two, propagation introduces a third partner.

Amativeness or Sexuality when highly developed causes one to be at the mercy of the attraction of the opposite sex.

Darwin says, "The faculty of amativeness is not aroused except by the unfamiliar."

Amativeness and its Combinations constitute their origin, counterpart, and main medium of manifestation.

The passion of amativeness is probably, on the whole, the most powerful of all human impulses.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "pertaining to love," from Latin amat-, past participle stem of amare "to love" (see Amy) + -ive.

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