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love match

noun
  1. a marriage entered into for love alone.
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Origin of love match

First recorded in 1740–50
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Historical Examples of love match

  • And yet it does not follow that the marriage was not a love-match.

    Forest Neighbors

    William Davenport Hulbert

  • For, she added, nothing but a love-match was to be thought of in her Edward's case.

    The Good Soldier

    Ford Madox Ford

  • Society said it had been a love-match, but what will society not say?

    To Leeward

    F. Marion Crawford

  • "I am so glad that it will turn out a love-match after all," Maud replied, with enthusiasm.

    Little Nobody

    Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller

  • Never leaves her; theirs was a love-match; you must have seen them.

    Chicot the Jester

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere


British Dictionary definitions for love match

love match

noun
  1. a betrothal or marriage based on mutual love rather than any other considerations
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