true love

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true love (countable and uncountable, plural true loves)

  1. (uncountable) The form of romantic affection that is considered pure and wholly positive, not just based on feelings of lust and sex.
    Some believe that true love doesn't exist.
  2. (countable) The unique individual for whom one feels such affection.
    He was my one true love.
    • 1780, unknown author, Twelve Days of Christmas
      On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
      A partridge in a pear tree
    • 1965, “Colours”, performed by Donovan:
      Yellow is the colour of my true love's hair,
      In the morning, when we rise.
  3. (countable) A thing for which an individual feels an intense love.
    Cinematography is my only true love.
  4. (uncountable) The situation in which a couple is perfectly compatible and there is no better relationship, as set by a greater force such as God or fate.


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