first love


: the first person one loves in a romantic way
You never forget your first love.

Examples of first love in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not only were Serena’s mom and Dan’s dad each other’s first love, but both generations faced pressure to separate from an elitist van der Woodsen matriarch because the Humphreys don’t come from money. Abrigail Williams, Vogue, 18 Nov. 2023 Donald Sutherland’s heartless President Snow in the original franchise is a far cry from Blyth’s obedient cadet, who is balancing his first love with crushing obligations to keep his family afloat. Katcy Stephan, Variety, 15 Nov. 2023 Like making music earlier was, like – my first love. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, 14 Nov. 2023 He’s taken her parents, her first love, all her relatives. Olivia Waite, New York Times, 31 Oct. 2023 Singing was always her first love, per NBC Insider, and The Voice is her first time on a musical competition series. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 11 Oct. 2023 Based on a manga by Aoi Hiiragi, Whisper of the Heart blends coming-of-age drama with a tale of fluttering first love. Matt Kamen, WIRED, 7 Sep. 2023 After a brief detour into fronting local rock bands in North Carolina, Loveless returned to her first love, country music — and the blend of her high lonesome voice with country-rock fare would become her calling card. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 23 Oct. 2023 Conspicuously missing: academic accomplishments of any kind, first love. Sigrid Nunez, Harper's Magazine, 16 Oct. 2023 See More

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“First love.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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