[ UK /pˈæɹɐmˌɔː/ ]
  1. a woman who cohabits with an important man
  2. a woman's lover
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How To Use paramour In A Sentence

  • This wrought he so that anon not even she might be unconversant with a mortal bed, and might not some day with sweet laughter make her boast among all the Gods, the smiling Aphrodite, that she had given the Gods to mortal paramours, and they for deathless Gods bare deathly sons, and that she mingled Goddesses in love with mortal men. The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological
  • She sings about her roguish paramours with a strange mixture of melancholy, bitterness and nostalgia, leading one to question whether these kinds of men really exist today.
  • She filed a petition for divorce and maintenance which are still pending, while her husband lives in the matrimonial home with his paramour.
  • One Indian story told of a hero who so loved his paramour that when she had to pick him out from a hall of indistinguishable heroes, lookalikes in gold armour, he cut off his little finger so she would know and choose him.
  • The son of Nelson's secretary, who inherited the snuffbox, thought Nelson had given it to his secretary to show off in front of his new or soon-to-be paramour. The Tchotchkes of Nelson and Churchill
  • For as Plutarch saith, [5529] They will be witnesses and trumpeters of their paramours 'good parts, bedecking them with verses and commendatory songs, as we do statues with gold, that they may be remembered and admired of all. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • The beggar-woman immediately peeled and devoured her paramour's gift.
  • Adulterers who might once have called their paramours concubines (qie) for lack of a lowlier term can now aspire to precision; an ernai is a kept woman of less-official standing. The Foreign Devil's Dictionary
  • They bade both the merchant and his paramour adieu.
  • The pen, or female swan, was visible on the nest, but there was no sign of her paramour.
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