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love-in

(lŭv′ĭn′)
n. Slang
A gathering to engender and promote love, as for the satisfaction of the participants or as a form of social activism.
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love-in

n
a gathering at which people express feelings of love, friendship, or physical attraction towards each other
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love′-in`



n.
a public gathering held as a demonstration of mutual love or in protest against inhumane policies.
[1965–70, Amer.]
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To some, World Economic Forum (WEF) events are love-ins for the global elite of Davos men, and occasional woman, who fly in -- many on private jets -- to talk a lot, but achieve very little.
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Dexter Whitehead is inspirational as Bernard, whose love-ins crash land when technology changes lead to his trio of fiancees turning up simultaneously at his apartment, with his timid best friend Robert (Rod Bissit) showing an unexpected side to his character.
Munster talisman O'Connell said no amount of love-ins will detract from the brutal task facing Joe Schmidt's Ireland side in the Aviva Stadium Test.
Amid sit-ins, love-ins, and teach-ins, the NBC network presented a laugh-in, according to the Museum of Broadcast Communications' website.
The scenes of mid-pitch love-ins between Hayden and Langer were legendary but the big Test opener last night said his batting combination with Ponting was to him just as special.
We love celebrity love-ins, and this one happened right before our eyes on the red carpet: Keys and effusive British TV chat show host Alan Carr found themselves on a corner of the red carpet together.
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The 1960s might have a reputation as the swinging decade of love-ins and long hair, but it was also a time of immense unrest and inequality which many worked to change at great personal risk.
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