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Make the best of it, Monsieur Emile, for the sake of my amour propre.

Every circumstance attending the amour was soon known to Francisco.

You will acknowledge that to a woman of my age, such an amour must be delicious and unique.

He did not desire the blood of the gentleman; he wanted his pride and amour propre.

The amour propre suffers a distinct pain in this acknowledgment.

Ten to one that he makes the wench pay for the oath and the gendarme for the amour!

I was prying upon no amour, but seeking to confirm some vague alarms and suspicions.

We will skip from amour to amour, whirl from vice to vice; you in one direction, I in another.

There is a story that Milo punished him for an amour with his wife.

As the thing is not a nascent passion for Bothwell, it may be an amour with Riccio.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "love," from Old French amour, from Latin amorem (nominative amor) "love, affection, strong friendly feeling" (it could be used of sons or brothers, but especially of sexual love), from amare "to love" (see Amy). The accent shifted 15c.-17c. to the first syllable as the word became nativized, then shifted back as the naughty or intriguing sense became primary and the word was felt to be a euphemism.

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