Definition of love
- maternal love for a child
- After all these years, they are still very much in love.
- love for his old schoolmates
- give her my love
- love of the sea
- baseball was his first love
Children need unconditional love from their parents.
He was just a lonely man looking for love.
She obviously loves her family very much.
You have to love in order to be loved.
He swore that he loved her madly.
She said she could never marry a man she didn't love.
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set store by (or set store on);
: a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person
: attraction that includes sexual desire : the strong affection felt by people who have a romantic relationship
: a person you love in a romantic way
: to feel great affection for (someone) : to feel love for (someone)
: to feel sexual or romantic love for (someone)
: to like or desire (something) very much : to take great pleasure in (something)
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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