- s inclined toward or displaying love
- Prince Genji, son of an imperial concubine, sustains the family's amative tradition with graceful zest and much discreet slippering through his father's seraglios and the .
- He believed that the amative and propagative functions were distinct, advocating a method of birth control which was based primarily on an avoidance of the propagative crisis.
- Until Evahgeline Birkenhead's advent, Teddy's amative life had been in part fanciful, in part optical, in part under suburban hedges ("Starp it, I tell you!"), entirely virginal.