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love set

noun, Tennis.
a set in which one's opponent fails to win a game.
Origin of love set
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The only regret she expressed was that she and her partner had not made it a "love set."

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • This fluffy, flabby talk of love set her instincts in revolt.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • The King spoke truly when he said that not love set that task to humanity.

    Browning's Heroines Ethel Colburn Mayne
  • love set him, and will set every one in whose heart it truly burns, upon incessant, unwearied efforts for others' good.

  • Remember, Jove, thou wast a bull for thy Europa; love set on thy horns.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare
  • Could it mean To last, a love set pendulous between Sorrow and sorrow?

    Sonnets from the Portuguese Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
  • Does our love set in motion unseen waves of sympathy, so that the heart feels the message which has not yet been told in words?

    The Fortunes of Philippa Angela Brazil
  • And so love set in order the empire of the gods—the love of beauty, as is evident, for with deformity Love has no concern.

    Symposium Plato
  • And so the Lady thought right and did wrong: 'twas not love set that task to humanity.

    Browning's Heroines Ethel Colburn Mayne
  • He was a man of ideals, and in Oachi's love he saw his ideal of love set apart from him by illimitable voids.

    The Grizzly King

    James Oliver Curwood
British Dictionary definitions for love set

love set

(tennis) a set in which the loser has a score of zero
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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