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  • n. One's first experience of the feeling of romantic love.
  • n. The first person to be the object of one's romantic affection.
  • n. The thing, place, or activity of which one is fondest; one's most fundamental interest or attachment.


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  • A few years ago, Ms. Simmons returned to her first love and has been "seriously" writing for the past five years.

    New Race

  • No doubt the thought of eighteen-year-old Janet Shearon, the first love of his life, further distracted Neil from his academic work.

    First Man

  • Bye and bye, I'm breathin 'a lover's sigh I'm sittin' on my watch so I can be on time I'm singin 'love's praises with sugar-coated rhyme Bye and bye, on you I'm casting my eye I'm paintin' the town - swinging my partner around I know who I can depend on, I know who to trust I'm watchin 'the roads, I'm studying the dust I'm paintin' the town, making my last go-round Well, I'm scufflin 'and I'm shufflin' and I'm walkin 'on briars I'm not even acquainted with my own desires I'm rollin' slow - I'm doing all I know I'm tellin 'myself I found true happiness That I've still got a dream that hasn't been repossessed I'm rollin' slow, goin 'where the wild roses grow Well the future for me is already a thing of the past You were my first love and you will be my last Papa gone mad, mamma, she's feeling sad I'm gonna baptize you in fire so you can sin no more I'm gonna establish my rule through civil war Gonna make you see just how loyal and true a man can be


  • Betsy was to recite Barbara Frietchie, her first love in that school, but she droned it over with none of her usual pleasure, her eyes on little 'Lias's smiling face, so unconscious of its dinginess.

    Understood Betsy

  • Shelley also found time for a first love with his cousin, Harriet Grove.

    Mrs Shelley

  • His first love had been Olivia Gramont, then in her early twenties.


  • This lady had recently become a Methodist, and burning with all the fervour of first love frequently came to Mr. Burdsall for counsel and encouragement: Her first interview with Mr. Newton occurred at Mr. Burdsall's house in the following manner.

    Religion in Earnest

  • Sometimes she would start up in the night with a wailing cry for Kirsteen ringing in her ears; and at these moments it would seem to her that to set out at once with no easements of a postchaise, but on foot like a pilgrim, guilty of treason to the first love of life, was the only thing for her to do.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago


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