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loved one

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  1. a close or cherished relation: to mourn the loss of our loved ones.
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Origin of loved one

First recorded in 1860–65
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  • These were far from being the sole triumphs achieved at Burgos by this lover of truth, and loved-one of the ladies.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847

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