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soul mate

or soulmate

a person with whom one has a strong affinity, shared values and tastes, and often a romantic bond:
I married my soul mate; you don't get much luckier than that.
Origin of soul mate
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For a man to enjoy true repose and happiness in marriage, he must have in his wife a soul-mate as well as a helpmate.

    Character Samuel Smiles
  • I have been looking for you for years and years and I have found you at last, my soul-mate.

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • Had Jimmy any doubt of who his soul-mate was, before, that talk settled it.

    Polly and Her Friends Abroad Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • "She was my soul-mate," proceeded Eustace with quiet determination.

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • In his wife he found, at the same time, a true helpmate and soul-mate.

    Character Samuel Smiles
  • She made a few large eyes at you; you thought at once that you saw your soul-mate.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • Nothing—nothing makes any difference when you are face to face with destiny and your soul-mate calls!

    One Day Anonymous
  • He thought that Mrs Basil had been his soul-mate, separated from him by an unkind fate—something sentimental of that sort.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
  • Eleven days now passed before a third soul-mate came to share his fortunes.

    The Bird Study Book Thomas Gilbert Pearson
British Dictionary definitions for soul-mate

soul mate

a person for whom one has a deep affinity, esp a lover, wife, husband, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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