Platonic love


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a pure, spiritual affection, subsisting between persons of opposite sex, unmixed with carnal desires, and regarding the mind only and its excellences; - a species of love for which Plato was a warm advocate.

See also: Platonic

References in classic literature ?
And in platonic love there can be no tragedy, because in that love all is clear and pure, because.
I think the poet desired to embody in this one picture the whole spirit of medieval chivalry and the platonic love of a pure and high-souled knight.
He always played with opposite concepts, such as hope and despair, life and death, man and woman, platonic love and desire.
Paul McGuigan, the director - who's also helmed episodes of Sherlock Holmes - has noted that it's very much a platonic love story between the two men, and James agrees.
Radha Mitchell appears as Lara, Jesse's platonic love, and Rosie Perez plays as a sexy poet in search of a man to launch her career.
It is a tale of pathos, courage, grief, honor, and, above all, Platonic love between two kin that death so rudely snatched away.
Some of the most endearing posts include platonic love confessions for friends, especially the pronouncement of bromances.
Indeed, apart from advocating critical thinking in his political and cultural battles, from his Critique of Religious Thought to the Mentality of Taboo, going through his wonderful book On Love and Platonic Love and his Defense of Materialism and History, he never tergiversated at the level of his bias in favor of the revolution of the poor and marginalized Syrians since day one.
Washington, December 26 ( ANI ): Researchers have found that subtle reminders of platonic love rather than sexual love may help foster healthy food choices.
And she and the National Catholic Reporter have had a requited platonic love affair for years.
The topics include less than ideal paradigms in the Greek novel, the literary context of Anthia's dream in Xenophon's Ephesiaca, Platonic love and erotic education in Longus' Daphnis and Chloe, poets and shepherds in Philetas and Longus, and further thoughts on the divided cloak in the Historia Apollonii regis Tyri.