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love match

a marriage entered into for love alone.
Origin of love match
1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Randolphs' love-match had been regarded as establishing a sort of standard of excellence.

    The Real Adventure Henry Kitchell Webster
  • For, she added, nothing but a love-match was to be thought of in her Edward's case.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
  • Her marriage, she was fond of saying, had been a love-match, and she had never got beyond the romantic stage of her attachment.

    That Unfortunate Marriage, Vol. 1(of 3) Frances Eleanor Trollope
  • "I am so glad that it will turn out a love-match after all," Maud replied, with enthusiasm.

    Little Nobody Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • It was a love-match, and, therefore, a popular event all over the land.

    The Portland Peerage Romance Charles J. Archard
  • Never leaves her; theirs was a love-match; you must have seen them.

    Chicot the Jester Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • "Father's and mother's was a love-match," says Bobby, gravely.

    Nancy Rhoda Broughton
  • It was, moreover, on the bride's side at least, a love-match.

  • Their match, despite the disparity of age, was in the best sense of the word a love-match.

    Great Porter Square, v. 1 Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
  • Was it really a love-match, as people called it at Sauveterre?

British Dictionary definitions for love-match

love match

a betrothal or marriage based on mutual love rather than any other considerations
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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