loved one


: a person one loves and especially a member of one's family
Many of her friends and loved ones visited her in the hospital.

Examples of loved one in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During a press conference that same day, Strain's family thanked everyone who assisted in the two-week search for their missing loved one. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 25 Mar. 2024 Sadly, my loved one with a serious mental illness is sitting in jail. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 27 Feb. 2024 The Work Involved In any family’s efforts to persuade an aging parent or loved one to give up the house and accept a smaller environment, keep in mind that the transition is not easy. Carolyn Rosenblatt, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 The Songs were one of six families who agreed to use artificial intelligence to re-create the voice of their child or loved one who had died from gun violence in a project published Wednesday online — exactly six years after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla. Ellie Silverman, Washington Post, 14 Feb. 2024 The analog effort to print out a set for a family member or loved one speaks louder than the price tag. Grace Smith,, 4 Nov. 2023 But Luna said Monday the suspect’s mental health doesn’t change the tragedy of losing a deputy or loved one. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2023 In real life, this person would almost certainly be female and a person of color or an immigrant, perhaps struggling with erratic New York subway and bus schedules, and likely caring for a child or loved one at home. Vicki Shabo, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Aug. 2023 Times reporter Faith Pinho explains how to recognize when a stranger (or loved one) is in mental distress and how to help without adding harm. Ada Tseng, Los Angeles Times, 15 Aug. 2023

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“Loved one.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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