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[luhv-er-lee] /ˈlʌv ər li/
adjective, adverb
like, characteristic of, or in the manner of a lover; loverlike.
Origin of loverly
First recorded in 1870-75; lover + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He spoke in loverly vein, and Cally was able to answer soothingly.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • For after twenty-three years of marriage, the note of loverly extravagance is as rare as the note of the cuckoo in July.

    Far to Seek Maud Diver
  • I bin lookin' at the cards for you, miss, an' I see a loverly future,' she began in a coaxing voice. '

    Our Elizabeth

    Florence A. Kilpatrick
  • "loverly," answered the little beggar in a mollified voice, and for a moment or two there was again silence.

    That Little Beggar E. King Hall
  • And urged by his welling love he again embraced her and again pressed a loverly kiss upon Matilda's veil.

  • And during all those months, whenever she dared appear, she would be subject to William's loverly attention!

  • Mozart wrote to his wife frequently, and always in the most loverly fashion.

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