be in love


: to love someone very much in a romantic way
After all these years, they're still very much in love (with each other).

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While Kate was the one who ended up marrying Johnny (and having kids with him), Kate can't seem to shake the fear that Johnny might still be in love with Tully. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 19 Apr. 2023 Here’s another reason for Billie Eilish to be in love with her future: The pop star is set to headline the U.K.’s Glastonbury Festival in 2022. Vulture, 4 Mar. 2022 Wed to Archduke Joseph of Austria, Isabella was rumored to truly be in love with Joseph’s sister, Archduchess Maria Christina, known affectionately as Mimi. NBC News, 18 Oct. 2021 And to be in love means to choose that person over and over again, to go through the messy stuff with. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, 30 Nov. 2020 Since that date, Blossom and Frankie haven’t left each other’s sides — and might even be in love, their matchmakers told The Washington Post. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2023 Many of us can’t fathom the idea of someone not wanting to be in love, but love is all around us and is experienced in a magnitude of ways. Jacqueline Delgadillo,, 9 Dec. 2022 Letty surely used to be in love with Jordana Brewster but then pitifully married Jordana Brewster’s brother instead. Rachel Handler, Vulture, 25 June 2021 And for some reason, this song took on the meaning to me of wanting to be free and wanting to be in love and wanting to belong to somebody. New York Times, 20 June 2021 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'be in love.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near be in love

Cite this Entry

“Be in love.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!