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[luhvd] /lʌvd/
held in deep affection; cherished:
loved companions; much-loved friends.
Origin of loved
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300
Related forms
unloved, adjective
well-loved, adjective Unabridged
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  • He saw the well-loved face, now pale and drawn with suffering and remorse.

  • Then his eyes came to her well-loved face again, and he shook his head.

  • And please don't sulk—only well-loved people can afford to do that.

    Clair de Lune

    Michael Strange
  • I could not resist uttering this panegyric on our well-loved captain.

    Marmaduke Merry William H. G. Kingston
  • Once more she hears the well-loved sounds of 'How do you do, Mrs. Reynolds?

    Mary Lamb Anne Burrows Gilchrist
  • Even his well-loved Eversley had hardly a warmer place in his regard.

    In the West Country Francis A. Knight
  • Ferdinand the debonnaire, the well-loved, the generator of heirs.

  • He was at once the highly educated and well-loved Virginian of years ago.

    The Red City

    S. Weir Mitchell
British Dictionary definitions for well-loved


adjective (well loved when postpositive)
loved by many people; very popular
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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