free love

noun

Definition of free love

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

Examples of free love in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But underneath the flower power, free love exterior, the ‘60s were a period of radical social and political change—not only in the United States but around the world. al, 14 Mar. 2022 But underneath the flower power, free love exterior, the ‘60s were a period of radical social and political change—not only in the United States but around the world. al, 14 Mar. 2022 But underneath the flower power, free love exterior, the ‘60s were a period of radical social and political change—not only in the United States but around the world. al, 14 Mar. 2022 But underneath the flower power, free love exterior, the ‘60s were a period of radical social and political change—not only in the United States but around the world. al, 14 Mar. 2022 But underneath the flower power, free love exterior, the ‘60s were a period of radical social and political change—not only in the United States but around the world. al, 14 Mar. 2022 But underneath the flower power, free love exterior, the ‘60s were a period of radical social and political change—not only in the United States but around the world. al, 7 Mar. 2022 These stewardesses and nurses represent the free love era of the 1960s, but the scanty costumes and choreography definitely feel dated. San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Feb. 2022 The whiteness of these figures aligns with the scientific and philosophical architecture that lent them legitimacy and gave the psychedelic movement a cerebral edge over hippies’ appeals for peace and free love. New York Times, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of free love

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of free love was in 1705

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Last Updated

14 May 2022

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“Free love.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free%20love. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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