1. another name for the wild pansy

Words Nearby love-in-idleness

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How to use love-in-idleness in a sentence

  • "love-in-idleness" has passed into a proverb, and lovers, somehow, are not generally supposed to be industrious.

    In the Days of My Youth | Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
  • Shakespeare said maidens called it "love-in-idleness," and Drayton named it "heartsease."

    Home Life in Colonial Days | Alice Morse Earle
  • The name love-in-idleness should be Love-in-idle if the metre could have allowed it.