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free love

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  1. the doctrine or practice of having sexual relations or living together without legal marriage or continuing obligation.
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Origin of free love

First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for free love

Historical Examples

  • Or is it that this is a free-love town or a harem spot, or just a military post?

    The Moon is Green

    Fritz Reuter Leiber

  • Respectfully dedicated to the ladies of the Free-love Pantarchy.

  • Their social and religious views are terrible; free-love, atheism, everything that could bring ruin on the human race.

  • Mr. Collier and our Mr. Holmes see but one thing in all this struggle for truth and justice, and that is "free-love."

  • For the next ten years Blake became the advocate of bodily liberty, indistinguishable from free-love.

    William Blake

    Charles Gardner

British Dictionary definitions for free love

free love

  1. the practice of sexual relationships without fidelity to a single partner or without formal or legal ties
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