love match

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n love match a marriage for love's sake; not an arranged marriage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Love match a marriage brought about by love alone.
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Quotations

  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur%20Miller
    “I love her too, but our neuroses just don't match.”
  • Edward Hoagland
    Edward%20Hoagland
    “There aren't many irritations to match the condescension which a woman metes out to a man who she believes has loved her vainly for the past umpteen years.”
  • Marguerite Gardiner Blessington
    Marguerite Gardiner Blessington
    “Love matches are made by people who are content, for a month of honey, to condemn themselves to a life of vinegar.”

Usage

In literature:

It will be a real love match on your part, charming!
"The Smart Set" by Clyde Fitch
That would show him he was not making a match, that he was truly in love.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
Indeed, it was no secret to him that Mercedes loved him with a devotion which matched his own.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Theirs was a love match, and they are in the height of their honey-moon.
"Jolly Sally Pendleton" by Laura Jean Libbey
In this country nine-tenths of the marriages are love-matches.
"The Daughter of the Storage" by William Dean Howells
They say the children not born o' love matches ain't always strong.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
And yours was supposed to be a love-match.
"A Mad Love" by Bertha M. Clay
People in love are like those matches.
"A House-Party" by Ouida
They are not made by love, but by the chance of a good match.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 94, August, 1865" by Various
She has found her match, and at once, as if she were a mortal, falls in love with him.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
Stomach loved nothing in the world so much as matches.
"What Happened to Inger Johanne" by Dikken Zwilgmeyer
Unlike so many of the Spanish marriages, his had been a love match.
"A Volunteer with Pike" by Robert Ames Bennet
She loved Jimmy, but the match didn't strike her as prudent.
"The Book of Susan" by Lee Wilson Dodd
There is quite a boom in the French matrimonial market just at present, and not marriages of convenience either, but real good love matches.
"Rambles in Womanland" by Max O'Rell
But we can't afford another love match.
"Stories That End Well" by Octave Thanet
For love and faithfulness even now what man can match him?
"Rodman the Keeper" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
It was a love-match, no doubt, on her side; he must have been one to take with women.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
Aunt Abby, despite the fact that it was not a love-match, mourned her departed companion.
"The Girl From Tim's Place" by Charles Clark Munn
Somewhere, somehow, truth will be matched with truth, as love mates heart with heart.
"Means and Ends of Education" by J. L. Spalding
Luisa was the most popular woman in Saxony, and deservedly so, for hers had been a love match.
"The Secrets of Potsdam" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

For now the lover of her youth
To Indian climes had roved,
To conquer fortune's cruel rage,
And match the maid he loved.
"A Tale" by John Logan
Whither, O, divine mistress, must I then follow thee?
Is it only in love ... say, is it only in death
That the spirit blossometh,
And words that may match my vision shall come to me?
"Invocation" by Francis Brett Young
For, have the years a better message brought
To match the simple wisdom that you taught:
Love, wine and verse, and just a little bread--
For these to live and count the rest as nought?
"Omar Khayyam" by Richard Le Gallienne
"See through these veins the sapphire current shine!
'Twas Jove's own nectar gave th' ethereal hue:
Can base plebeian forms contend with mine,
Display the lovely white, or match the blue?
"Elegy XVI. He Suggests the Advantage of Birth To a Person of Merit" by William Shenstone
Yet what is Love, I prithee, say?
It is a work on holiday,
It is December matched with May,
When lusty bloods in fresh array
Hear ten months after of the play;
And this is Love, as I hear say.
"Now What Is Love" by Sir Walter Raleigh
Here, too, shall Conway's name appear;
He praised the stream so lovely clear,
That shone the reeds among;
Yet clearness could it not disclose,
To match the rhetoric that flows
From Conway's polish'd tongue.
"A Pastoral Ode. To the Hon. Sir Richard Lyttleton" by William Shenstone

In news:

Pippa and Loudon look like a love match at Wimbledon.
Prince William and Kate Middleton seemed to be having their own love match Wednesday at the Wimbledon tennis championships.
Is this new smartphone app a love match waiting to happen.
One of the legendary love matches in Hollywood history.
Online match led to a perfect pairing of neighbors who had spent time in England, loved art and, soon, each other.
Congratulations to Ashley (Medrios) Brant and Justin Aaron Brant — two souls connected by one love whose match truly seems to be perfect for each other.
An Aside About a Short-Lived Love Match.
Love's choice of Jim Furyk, one of his contemporaries on the PGA Tour, as a captain 's pick came back to haunt him when Furyk lost his singles match to Spain's Sergio Garcia.
Matching Twin Recliner Love Seat-$250 OBO, or $600 for both.
David Slade is Disney's choice to direct Matched , a futuristic love story that Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot are producing.
Match Matrix - love and more.
On One Second of Love, her third full-length and first on Secretly Canadian, Ramona Gonzalez has finally secured an appropriately widescreen sound to match her biggest, funkiest, darkest, most eclectic ideas.
Nothing says 'I will love you for ever' more than matching tattoos -- especially when that tattoo is an obscenity.
Find puppy love (cats too) through Meet Your Match.
WHY WE LOVE IT The designer did her line proud in chic mix and match separates.
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In science:

The matching case was resolved by Chen et al. , giving rise to lovely formulas.
A generating tree approach to k-nonnesting partitions and permutations
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