Dear John


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Dear John

n.
A letter or other communication sent to a man, ending a romantic relationship, engagement, or marriage.

Dear′ John′


n.
a letter from a woman informing her boyfriend or husband that she is ending their relationship.
[1940–45]
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Dear John,--You remember when we tide the new dog in the barn how he bit the rope and howled I am just like him only the brick house is the barn and I can not bite Aunt M.
Hale, and one in very poor taste." 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?
Dear John! He loves me very dearly, and hates to have me sick.
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." The night was cloudy and she could not see far into the darkness, but as she waited she fancied she could hear a soft little noise as of someone going on tiptoes through the trees in the orchard.
It was "dear John" and "dear Catherine" at every word; "dear Anne and dear Maria" must immediately be made sharers in their felicity; and two "dears" at once before the name of Isabella were not more than that beloved child had now well earned.
"Come in, my dear John," said Lord de Winter, "come in, and shut the door."
"My dear John," she said, gently, "you forget that, while you are at business, I am here all day.
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Dear John Gift Set PS39.95, Lush NOT only is this a very cool quartet of the Dear John scent, bath bomb, shower gel, and a coffee shampoo bar, there's also a sweet story behind the set - it was created by Lush co-founder Mark Constantine as an ode to his long-lost father.