paramour

[ par-uh-moo r ]SEE DEFINITION OF paramour
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The king himself now asserts it was because he had tried to seduce his paramour.

It is so easy to punish the woman, and yet it is not proved that she was worse than her paramour.

How can you be the paramour type if you refuse to fall in love foolishly?

I deduced he was her paramour, husband or close relative, perhaps a brother.

For some months she enjoyed with her paramour all for which she had sighed in her home.

Come—I am impatient to shed your blood, and that of your paramour.

If her paramour is of low caste similar to herself, he has to marry her.

He disgraced his honored name by actually marrying his paramour.

Gyges loved a paramour so passionately that she governed him and the kingdom.

And so she took him at night into that cellar to his wife, who was expecting her paramour the leper.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, noun use of adverbial phrase par amour (c.1300) "passionately, with strong love or desire," from Anglo-French and Old French par amour, from accusative of amor "love," from amare "to love" (see Amy). Originally a term for Christ (by women) or the Virgin Mary (by men), it came to mean "darling, sweetheart" (mid-14c.) and "mistress, concubine, clandestine lover" (late 14c.).

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