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love match

a marriage entered into for love alone.
Origin of love match
First recorded in 1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Charming little Sylvia, with your quaint wit and weird beauty, he is not good enough for you—and yet it was a love match.

  • She is generally thought so, and it was a love match on my side.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Luisa was the most popular woman in Saxony, and deservedly so, for hers had been a love match.

    The Secrets of Potsdam William Le Queux
  • She brought him a large dower, but he was wealthy and it was a love match.

    Life in the War Zone Gertrude Atherton
  • But I understood from you a moment ago that it was a love match.

  • All women are at heart sympathetic with a love match, you know.

    The Graftons Archibald Marshall
  • She could even share the tolerant and amused pleasure with which the world surveys a love match.

    Jewel Weed Alice Ames Winter
  • Unlike so many of the Spanish marriages, his had been a love match.

    A Volunteer with Pike Robert Ames Bennet
  • So far as I have been able to gather, the affair was a love match.

British Dictionary definitions for love match

love match

a betrothal or marriage based on mutual love rather than any other considerations
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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