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life partner

one member of a monogamous relationship. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She is loved and trusted as her husband's life-partner, and exerts no inconsiderable influence upon him.

    The Syrian Christ Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
  • If much soil clings to it, life-partner will be rich; if not, poor.

    Games For All Occasions Mary E. Blain
  • And have you not found any one yet as a life-partner, to make India worth while?

    Banked Fires E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  • Pons took to himself the only life-partner permitted to him among his kind—an old man and a fellow-musician.

    Cousin Pons Honore de Balzac
  • And Mary, being a woman, and no more of a saint than is her life-partner, will also be exasperated.

British Dictionary definitions for life-partner

life partner

either member of a couple in a long-term relationship
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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