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1. Full of or strongly disposed to romantic love.
2. Indicative of love or sexual desire: an amorous glance.
3. Of or associated with love: an amorous poem.
4. Being in love; enamored: He had been amorous of her since the day they met.

[Middle English, from Old French amoureus, from Medieval Latin amōrōsus, from Latin amor, love, from amāre, to love.]

am′or·ous·ly adv.
am′or·ous·ness n.
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Adv.1.amorously - in an amorous manneramorously - in an amorous manner; "he looked at her amorously"
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[ˈæmərəslɪ] ADV [look, embrace] → apasionadamente
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His prominent, heavy-lidded eyes rolled sideways amorously and languidly, the bedclothes were pulled up to his chin, and his dark smooth moustache covered his thick lips capable of much honeyed banter.
'Ah!' he said, looking so soothingly, not to say amorously on Miggs, that she sat, as she afterwards remarked, on pins and needles of the sharpest Whitechapel kind, not knowing what intentions might be suggesting that expression to his features:
He dwelt amorously on every detail of her appearance, and Griffiths knew exactly how her thin hands were shaped and how white her face was, and he laughed at Philip when he talked of the charm of her pale, thin lips.
The captain, much more occupied with her than with that pack of the rabble, was amorously rumpling her girdle behind.
Not that I wasn't partial to female society in my time," he added with a pathetic intonation, while the whites of his goggle eyes gleamed amorously under the clear night sky.
SELECTIONS BATH: 2.00 Lorna Cole, 2.30 Laikaparty, 3.00 Taurean Dancer, 3.30 Maktabba, 4.00 Khaan, 4.30 Amorously, 5.00 It Must Be Faith.
AMOROUSLY (4.30) beat Madelaine Bond with plenty in hand at Chepstow and Richard Hannon's likeable filly can follow up at Bath.
Amorously looks set to double up from her Chepstow success in the Bristol Water Fillies' Handicap.
THE word ghazal is derived from an Arabic root and it means 'to talk amorously to women'.
Amorously 4.25) didn't run to her best last time out but better ground can see her show her true ability here.
Runsewe said Bobrisky's 'contentious gender and amorously weird dress sense totally negate the true Nigerian culture which is respected and admired all over the world.
Defeats at Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool were also swept, somewhat amorously, under the carpet of transition and progress and changing styles.