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old flame

noun phrase

An ex-sweetheart or lover: saw my old flame at the reunion

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • "I met an old flame of mine there, sir," he added, with a laugh.

    The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Do you know what has become of your old flame Diana Arlington?

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4 George W. M. Reynolds
  • When Jimmie Trescott was told that his old flame was again to appear, he remained calm.

    Whilomville Stories Stephen Crane
  • Perhaps it was an old flame he was in mourning for from the days beyond recall.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • My husband has just had an interview with an old flame, and now he comes and tells me he thinks he never loved me.

    Friendship and Folly Maria Louise Pool
  • "Some old flame," volunteered Mr. Plant a little spitefully.

  • Really, I almost feel as if I were interrupting a tete-a-tete between yourself and some old flame.

  • Yes; a miserable, contemptible wretch, I suppose, but an old flame of hers.

    The Star-Gazers George Manville Fenn
  • He has quarrelled with an old flame (I, xvi), whom he had affronted by some libellous verses.

    Horace William Tuckwell
  • You'll ride to the party with your old flame, in a carriage.

    Vandemark's Folly Herbert Quick

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