- Kingsley,1922–95, English novelist.
[a-mee; English a-mee, ah-mee]
- a friend, especially a male friend.
- a boyfriend or male lover.
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Examples from the Web for amis
A writer much admired by Amis, the German novelist W.G. Sebald, said, “no serious person ever thinks about anything else.”
“There have been very significant Jews in my life,” Amis recently said.
Amis used potent, roided-up language to make New York City both familiar and un-, and the tools of satire to make it grotesque.Too Soon to Write: Choire Sicha’s ‘Very Recent History’
August 8, 2013
And like Mailer, Amis was at first lionized by the media, then caricatured, and then vilified.Remedial Reader: The Essential Martin Amis
Ronald K. Fried
August 24, 2012
Tait seems to insinuate for all media that it would be better if Amis never came back.In Defense of Martin Amis’ 'Lionel Asbo'
August 21, 2012
Mes amis, I crave pardon of my discourtesy, he said, laughing; but what would you?Long Will
She went at once to Winchester and sent for the wife of Mr. Amis, who had married her.
What ensued shall be told in the words of Mrs. Amis at the trial.
But Mr. Amis never held Sparsholt, but acted as curate there for a while in 1756 and 1757.
She told Mrs. Amis that she wanted the register of her marriage to be made out.
- Sir Kingsley . 1922–95, British novelist and poet, noted for his novels Lucky Jim (1954), Jake's Thing (1978), Stanley and the Women (1984), The Old Devils (1986), and The Folks that Live on the Hill (1990)
- his son, Martin. born 1949, British novelist. His works include The Rachel Papers (1974), Money (1984), London Fields (1989), The Information (1994), Yellow Dog (2003), and Lionel Asbo: State of England (2012)
- a male friend
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Word Origin and History for amis
14c., "friend lover," from Old French amy, ami (see Amy).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper