free love


: living openly with a sexual partner without marriage
: sexual relations with no commitments by either partner

Examples of free love in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Multiple cultural trends converged: the crackdown on obscenity, the Gospel of Love, feminism, and above all, perhaps, the doctrine of free love promoted by Woodhull. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, 14 Apr. 2024 Unrest over Vietnam and civil rights, free love and gay liberation erupted around the Bay Area, fueled in part by Easterners who came seeking a break from society. Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2024 The festival featured Brazilian psy trance music and focused on free love, spirit, and environmental preservation. Anna Gordon, Time, 9 Oct. 2023 This growth was attainable by means of regular therapy and by practicing free love and unattachment to any single other person, including one’s offspring. Nellie Hermann, The New Republic, 17 Aug. 2023 See all Example Sentences for free love 

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Word History

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of free love was in 1705

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“Free love.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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