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  • An affirmation of affection or deep caring, especially to a family member.
  • An affirmation of romantic feeling to a lover or spouse.
  • A platonic expression of inclination or liking to a friend.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I want to come down tomorrow week I will leave here at Seven O clock I will reach Mt Solon a bout ten You ask me if I love you I Do With all my heart thear is nothing in this world that I love as well as you.

    Augusta County: David H. Evans to Mary Anna Sibert, October 4, 1867

  • She came all right, convulsing around him, shuddering and shaking and digging her nails into his back and crying out her pleasure: “Oh God Matt oh God Matt oh God oh Matt I love you I love you oh God I love you, Matt.”

    Whispers At Midnight

  • Yeah, honeybird, and I love you right on back, too.

    Surrender the Dark

  • 'But no -- no, dearest; I think I love you best in the wing-bonnet and cotton-frock -- yes, better than in this, well as you support these dignities.'

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • I would as soon see you, Mr. Rochester, tricked out in stage-trappings, as myself clad in a court-lady's robe; and I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. II.

  • I was so glad & thankful when I read that you were coming this week for I do want to see your dear face more than I can tell you or than you can ever believefor I love you so truly & entirely with all the deep devotion of my heart & nature that I am only happy & contented when you are with me.

    Augusta County: Mary Anna Sibert to David H. Evans, October 7, 1867

  • We stared at the metal door, with I love you 4-ever written in shaving cream, now sliding toward the floor.

    The Six Rules of Maybe

  • And I will pray for you, Cousin James, for I love you more than I love my father.

    Morgan’s Run

  • I love you at my heart, and so does Mrs. U., and we must say thank you, and send you a peppercorn when we can.

    Selected English Letters

  • Sean and Michelle Liburd, know that I love you guys so much!

    One Season


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