- 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
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for soulmate
After Lily and Marshall, his roommates and best friends from college, get engaged, Ted becomes determined to find his soulmate.Everything You Need to Know About 'How I Met Your Mother'
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But I did it at the same time I met someone who I felt was my soulmate.Boris Johnson Is Right: Some Women Go to College to Find a Husband
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He strayed with his soulmate and now wants back into politics.Mark Sanford’s Forgiveness Tour After His Affair Could Land Him in Congress
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It was Diana who wired William with some innate radar to look for a soulmate who had a strong family bond.Notes From a Royal Wedding
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In a later episode, Patti visited a "soulmate psychic," who told her that the decision about marriage was in her hands.The Cattiest Matchmaker
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The rift in the intimacy between her soulmate and herself was apparent to all.
Despite the loss of her soulmate, Agnes was pretty cheerful.
Shelley often expressed regret that the rest of mankind was not as good as himself and his soulmate, Miss Hitchener.The Radicalism of Shelley and Its Sources
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- a person for whom one has a deep affinity, esp a lover, wife, husband, etc
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Word Origin and History for soulmate
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