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Dear John letter

n
informal a letter from someone (esp to a man) breaking off a love affair
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Find here, my dear John, an exact duplicate of the letter in question.
I leave it to you, dear John, why should we not have laughed over such a preposterous communication?
And dear John gathered me up in his arms, and just carried me upstairs and laid me on the bed, and sat by me and read to me till it tired my head.
My dear Bella,' replied the cherub, still pathetically scared, 'and my dear John Rokesmith, if you will allow me so to call you--'
Opening her window she leaned out and called softly, "John, dear John, come back, don't go away.
Come in, my dear John," said Lord de Winter, "come in, and shut the door.
Don't suppose that I complain about that, because I always said to myself, "It is very natural; poor dear John is making his way in the world, and has a wife to tell his cares and troubles to, and children now to play about him, so God bless him and them, and send we may all meet together one day where we shall part no more.
My dear John," she said, gently, "you forget that, while you are at business, I am here all day.
The army and all the dear Johns, Two years, thought it wouldn't end.