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soul mate

or soulmate

noun
1.
a person with whom one has a strong affinity, shared values and tastes, and often a romantic bond:
I married my soul mate; you don't get much luckier than that.
Origin of soul mate
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25
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Examples from the Web for soul mate
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  • This was no way for a true-hearted Maiden to speak of her soul mate.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • I was, as we say in our cult, able to visionize my soul mate.

    The Gay Gnani of Gingalee Florence Huntley
  • If he is not the soul mate she thinks him, the attraction will wane.

    Happiness and Marriage Elizabeth (Jones) Towne
  • In a few years I found that my soul mate was no mate at all!

    Happiness and Marriage Elizabeth (Jones) Towne
  • She is as philosophical as a fisherman, as independent as a church pillar, and she's my soul mate!

    The Golden Road

    Frank Waller Allen
British Dictionary definitions for soul mate

soul mate

noun
1.
a person for whom one has a deep affinity, esp a lover, wife, husband, etc
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