loved one

a close or cherished relation: to mourn the loss of our loved ones.

1860–65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
And day after day, they look anxiously to sea under racing clouds, waiting and
  watching for a loved one's boat to appear.
Imagine buying one for a loved one as a gift and loading it up with their
  favorite books.
It's used as an exclamation when a loved one is in pain or emotional distress.
It's fun to pick out a few options with your loved one as you sample oysters
  from all over the country.
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