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Drug slang A regionally popular street term for crack cocaine
Psychology The personal experience and manifest expression of emotional attachment or bonding to another person
Types Sacred and profane love, and affectional and erotic love. The word is also used in the vernacular as a synonym for like or fancy
Sports medicine Nil, naught (tennis)

love

[ME.]
1. Profound concern and affection for another person.
2. In psychoanalysis, love may be equated with pleasure, particularly as it applies to the gratifying sexual experiences between individuals.
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One such set of moments occurs when Wallace rewrites the epiphany of lovelessness that concludes "The Dead.
lovelessness (the predominant impulse to rise in the social order is the amount of love we stand to receive as a result of high status--money, fame, and influence are tokens of love);
In this respect James's text, transported to the screen by Campion, foreshadows the lovelessness and insane cruelty of millennial life, portrayed in Mendes's film as horrible and funny at the same time.
Strauss's musical portrayals of Herod and Herodias served as metaphors for contemporary social problems, thus making the struggle against sexual perversion, lovelessness, and capitalism the struggle against Judaism.
Such camaraderie and male-bonding only serve to accentuate the lovelessness of his marriage.
Echoing the lovelessness of Sade's libertines, Ivan opens the chapter preceding "The Grand Inquisitor" by confessing to Alyosha that he has never understood how one can love one's neighbors.
It's what we choose to do with these experiences that has the potential to lead us down avenues of lovelessness and remorse.
So when the music of the spheres turns out to be a Sousa march, do they blame her for having been too thrilling--Joe, because of his loss of faith after the murder of Archbishop Romero; Rita, because of the lovelessness that led her into the Witness Protection Program; Gemma, because of her feelings of fraudulence and her ridiculous kimono?
But the superiority of the female in Oates's story goes beyond mere contrast with the marginal role of the woman in "The Black Cat" when we recall the transgressive behavior of Muir's wife: ironically, her lovelessness and suggested adultery are rewarded rather than punished.
The genius of our black foremothers and forefathers was to create powerful buffers to ward off the nihilistic threat, to equip black folks with the cultural armor to beat back the demons of hopelessness, mean inglessness and lovelessness .
Fakes was the title of this ongoing seminar; it continued for nine months, touching upon a number of related subjects: mimesis and amniocentesis, the signature, the antisignature, lovelessness, and death.