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love interest

noun

in entertainment, a romantic subplot; also, the actor employed to portray this

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  • As far as is known this is the nearest approach to a “love interest” in the life of the artist.

    Corot Sidney Allnutt
  • As for the love interest, who should supply this better than the Turk?

  • Gillette, as most American theater-goers know, wove a love interest into the strenuous life of the famous detective.

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
  • She had read novels, but the love interest in them was like a musical theme which she, hearing, did not fully understand.

    The Shoulders of Atlas Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • It is hard for you and me to live without a return of our love interest gone.

    Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

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