a.1.Languishing with love or amorous desire; as, a love-sick maid.
To the dear mistress of my love-sick mind.
- Dryden.
2.Originating in, or expressive of, languishing love.
Where nightingales their love-sick ditty sing.
- Dryden.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
How can there be any human understanding that can persuade itself there ever was all that infinity of Amadises in the world, or all that multitude of famous knights, all those emperors of Trebizond, all those Felixmartes of Hircania, all those palfreys, and damsels-errant, and serpents, and monsters, and giants, and marvellous adventures, and enchantments of every kind, and battles, and prodigious encounters, splendid costumes, love-sick princesses, squires made counts, droll dwarfs, love letters, billings and cooings, swashbuckler women, and, in a word, all that nonsense the books of chivalry contain?
She was not the ravishing creature that his love-sick fancy saw, but she had a grave comeliness.
so comforting to the love-sick young sprig who looks down patronizingly at some poor devil with a white starved face and thinks to himself, "Ah, how happy you are compared with me!"--so soothing to fat old gentlemen who cackle about the superiority of poverty over riches.
I think he must be love-sick for some unknown lady,--some exalted Beatrice whom he met abroad."
"At last!" was all that I could say for many a moment, as I stood there gazing into her dear eyes, no hero in my heroic hour, but the bigger love-sick fool than ever.
Scarcely a day or night of his jungle life--and practically all his life had been spent in the jungle--had he not heard the roaring of hungry lions, or angry lions, or love-sick lions.
All around the representatives of the love-sick speaker and his scripta puella, are a number of characters-often overlooked-who are neither beautiful or inspiring, and may even be disgusting, repugnant, or horrifying.
The last thing he heard before falling asleep was the foghornbooming of a bittern, love-sick in some remote reed bed, like a ship stranded in a sound ...
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