loved one

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loved′ one`

a close or cherished relation.
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Noun1.loved one - a person who you love, usually a member of your family
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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For, if you reflect a moment, you will see that, while it is easy to choose what virtues we would have our wife possess, it is all but impossible to imagine those faults we would desire in her, which I think most lovers would admit add piquancy to the loved one, that fascinating wayward imperfection which paradoxically makes her perfect.
He saw now why she and Griffiths loved one another, Griffiths was stupid, oh so stupid
Her idea of love was more that of placid affection, serving the loved one softly in an atmosphere, flower-scented and dim-lighted, of ethereal calm.
The children grew, worked, fought, ate what and slept where they could; loved one another and their parents pretty well, but with no tropical passion; and educated themselves for nine months of the year, each one in his own way.
We know this well, we who have passed into the Realm of Terror, who skulk in eternal dusk among the scenes of our former lives, invisible even to ourselves and one another, yet hiding forlorn in lonely places; yearning for speech with our loved ones, yet dumb, and as fearful of them as they of us.
It can be difficult to manage the care of a loved one from afar.
Once a loved one's psychiatric situations is sufficiently reliable, a family's thoughts inexorably turn to the quest for a suitable abode for the loved one.
When a loved one is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, it is not uncommon for their every thought, decision and action to revolve around obtaining and using more of these substances.
Whether you are a husband, wife, son, daughter or a friend, your goal should be to empower your loved one.
Mourners recite it at the funeral, during the shiva period of mourning and on the anniversary of the death of a loved one.
While the physical or explicit memory of an experience with a loved one may disappear, the emotional benefits -- feelings of familiarity, happiness, comfort and security -- will remain for some time.
With the arrival of holiday get-togethers, many families may realize a loved one has problems with alcohol or drugs, and some may consider confronting the addict in an intervention.