Origin of paramour
Examples from the Web for paramour
Sadly, he had to leave his paramour behind in the Sunshine State.Jersey Shore Season 3 Premieres: Where We Left Off|The Daily Beast|January 5, 2011|DAILY BEAST
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford spent last weekend in Florida with Maria Belen Chapur, his Argentinian paramour.
Some say simply because a paramour of his own had praised the boy's beauty and said his bride was a woman to be envied.Cyropaedia|Xenophon
The marriage was a secret one, and Juliet would not have Romeo, if seen, supposed to be a paramour visiting her by night.Shakespeare's Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet|William Shakespeare
Win her, I'll grant you my permission, for your paramour; and if you do, I'll give her to you for your own.Wager of Battle|Henry William Herbert
It is the restoration of materialism with its paramour, obsequious art.Art|Clive Bell
Moreover a mistress does not read Hebrew in a National Library with her paramour.The Lake|George Moore
Word Origin for paramour
c.1300, noun use of adverbial phrase par amour (c.1300) "passionately, with strong love or desire," from Anglo-French and Old French par amour, from accusative of amor "love," from amare "to love" (see Amy). Originally a term for Christ (by women) or the Virgin Mary (by men), it came to mean "darling, sweetheart" (mid-14c.) and "mistress, concubine, clandestine lover" (late 14c.).