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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - preferred above all others and treated with partialitybest-loved - preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child"
loved - held dear; "his loved companion of many years"
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O loveliest and best-loved face that ever hallowed the eyes that now seek for you in vain
So, before he was twenty-five, he gave up being afraid, and so he was the best-loved and the best-looked-after elephant in the service of the Government of India.
One, when he joined the Society, had brought with him his wife and children, but never, from that hour, had spoken a fond word to the former, or taken his best-loved child upon his knee.
In the news release, PBS to Broadcast 'MY MUSIC: ROCK, POP & DOO WOP', issued 17-Feb-2011 by TJL Productions over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first paragraph, second sentence, should read " Pop-rock legends Ronnie Spector (of The Ronettes) and Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (formerly of Sha Na Na) team up to host a celebration of the best-loved songs from the '50s and '60s.
He was responsible for some of the best-loved tunes on telly, including the themes to Yes, Minister, Are You Being Served?
Comprising more than 250 superbly presented recipes for delicious desserts that will please any palate, "Good Housekeeping Best-Loved Desserts" showcases wonderful dishes that range from the classics to exotic delicacies suitable for any and all dining occasions from a midnight snack, to daily family meals, to celebratory events.
He has promised to showcase some of his new songs from his new albums along with his many best-loved hits.
With New York's best-loved lions, Patience and Fortitude, keeping their usual staid vigil in front of the Public Library, more than 150 partygoers cut loose on a balmy late-June evening directly behind it in Bryant Park, as guests of The Judicial Title Insurance Agency.
And it's that kind of honesty that makes Abt arguably the best-loved and most popular employee at the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area golf course.
Wepper adapts the text of one of most well-known and best-loved religious devotions in the Bible for preschoolers and early readers.
Seuss, celebrating his hundredth birthday by gathering thirteen of his best-loved classics under one cover, from his first book And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street to his last Oh, The Places You'll Go
Presumably, Wheeldon acquired something of the Petipa/Ivanov tradition from his days as a member of Britain's Royal Ballet; he has adopted and adapted many of the best-loved chunks from that benchmark 1895 production.