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There is one thing that matters—to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people.Logan Pearsall Smith
Adjectiveamative (not comparable)
- 1898 : His amative enthusiasm, at which he is himself laughing, and his clever, imaginative, humorous ways, contrast strongly with the sincere tenderness and dignified quietness of the woman. : George Bernard Shaw, The Philanderer
- 1988 : His endearments were not amative or effete, but manly like Churchill's, and gave one a sense of being singled out, of having value. - Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library, (Penguin Books, paperback edition, 97)
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