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life partner

noun
1.
one member of a monogamous relationship.
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  • Probably I am too young to know how to choose a life partner.

    Betty Lee, Senior

    Harriet Pyne Grove
  • If the stork does not come in due time, he is likely to change his life partner.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • Assuredly she had made no mistake when she had selected so gifted a life partner.

    Bought and Paid For Arthur Hornblow
  • Besides, you was once the life partner of one of my best friends.

  • He never thought children had a right to be heard in making their choice of a life partner.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • In other words, we think that it takes less judgment for a girl to choose a life partner than it does to buy a half-grown hog.

  • Next to his attitude toward his Maker and his subsequent choice of a life partner this decision controls his worth and destiny.

British Dictionary definitions for life partner

life partner

noun
1.
either member of a couple in a long-term relationship
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