True-love

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • True-love one truly or really beloved: a sweetheart: the herb-Paris (see Herb)
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Quotations

  • Bertrand Russell
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    “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
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    “Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.”
  • Jean De La Fontaine
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    “Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.”
  • Thomas Traherne
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    “Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed: our love to others, and others love to us.”
  • George Eliot
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    “Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. treówe; Ice. tryggr, Ger. treu.

Usage

In literature:

This is equally true of love whether such love is directed towards persons or towards ideas or things.
"The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys
He did not despair, however; true love never does that; but he felt tremendously cast down.
"The Red Man's Revenge" by R.M. Ballantyne
True love cannot be stemmed!
"My Doggie and I" by R.M. Ballantyne
But no true woman ever mocked at true love.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
And ever, loud or soft, the last words of his song were these, 'Your true love cannot come to you here.
"Stories from the Ballads" by Mary MacGregor
I saw my true love first on the banks of queenly Tay, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
And when true love of words is destitute The eyes by tears speak, while the tongue is mute.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
I saw my true love first on the banks of queenly Tay, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Then my true love lives a gentleman.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
The women did love each other with a hearty, true love, and each longed that they might be left together.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Have they acquired a true love of freedom?
"Creative Unity" by Rabindranath Tagore
All true love springs out of spotless purity.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Wealth cannot manufacture true love nor money buy domestic happiness.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Love, pure love, true love, what can we say of it?
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
And loving whatever is fine and true and gracious shapes one's character.
"The Girls at Mount Morris" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
If this were true, she did not love me yet, I reflected.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child
But the test of true love is not here.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
It was a case of true love sanctified by suffering and devotion.
"A Black Adonis" by Linn Boyd Porter
And cease with faint love true love to torment?
"Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age" by Various
For I have found this to be true: a true love ever destroys baser and poorer loves.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
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In poetry:

Mysterious, fighting, loving thing,
So sad, so true—
I would my laughing eyes some day
Might look on you.
"The Heart Unseen" by Richard Le Gallienne
"Enter my castle, lady fair,"
The waves roll so gayly O,
"You shall be queen of all that's there,"
Love me true!
"St. Margaret's Eve" by William Allingham
"If my love were an earthly knight,
As he's an elfin grey,
I wad na gie my ain true-love
For nae lord that ye hae.
"Tam Lin" by Andrew Lang
"If my love were an earthly knight,
As he's an elfin grey,
I wad na gie my ain true-love
For nae lord that ye hae.
"Tam Lin" by Anonymous Americas
Oh, Captain Shaw!
Type of true love kept under!
Could thy Brigade
With cold cascade
Quench my great love, I wonder!
"The Fairy Queen's Song" by William Schwenck Gilbert
William The day is now dawning, love, Fled is the night-- I go like the morning, love,
Cheerful and bright.
Then adieu, dearest Ellen:
When evening is near,
I'll visit thy dwelling,
For true love is here.
"The Day Is Now Dawning" by George Pope Morris

In news:

11 am home-going service , True Love Baptist Church, 1969 Pennsylvania Ave Full Story.
This video just proves there is true love.
Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut By Rob Sheffield .
Tiffanie DiDonato said everything she has ever wished for has come true: a handsome husband, loving friends and a new baby.
True Love Just A Viral Hoax To Promote NY Ad Agency.
There's nothing sweeter than seeing true love go viral on YouTube.
Love coaches Kailen Rosenberg and Paul Brunson say spending a day with someone can reveal his or her true colors, so they sent the singles on a road trip to Savannah, Georgia, with their dates.
"On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, A tattoo of Ozzy".
Maino and Katie love "True Blood".
He was the true love of Jessica's life.
In other words, my love is true and unwavering.
The true Queen of All Media Oprah Winfrey debuted her Oprah Winfrey Network, OWN, (gotta love that name.).
I love Trace Adkins, because he is true to himself and his fans and isn't afraid to laugh at himself.
The much loved Holy Infant Child of Prague has been true to his word.
Explore how to use our understanding of the science of love to help couples experience true connection.
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In science:

In a human society, there exists a widespread phenomenon: a man knows many women, and vise versa; however, every man or woman still wants to look for their true love.
A model of love in human dynamics
This probability is very small with respect to the short life of each of us; however, today in the world, there are about six billion people, so there must be your true love in a corner of the world.
A model of love in human dynamics
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