Definitions

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  • noun Someone who seeks a romantic partner for another.

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Examples

  • What follows is a chronicle of romance, captured through the camera lens and told by the match-maker.

    Love Connection: The Turkey and the Decoy

  • But, suggests Brown, the match-maker can't force matches: "Nothing happens unless it makes sense for everybody involved."

    Early season provides flexibility for college football teams, ESPN

  • ALICE HEMINGWAY, A society woman, good-hearted, and a match-maker.

    A WICKED WOMAN (A CURTAIN RAISER)

  • On August 4, 1960, Akemi Okubo and I got married in a traditional way, arranged by a match-maker.

    Osamu Shimomura - Autobiography

  • A boxing match-maker sent a message to his Facebook page on a Monday, asking the 35-year-old boxer if he could fight that coming weekend.

    Training for a Heavyweight Bout? Better Take a Geography Lesson

  • I especially enjoyed the Jewish mother and grandmother in the film, who, having grown frustrated at the daughter's turning down so many men brought by the match-maker, reached over and grabbed each other's hands and lifted their anxious faces to Heaven to thank God for his mercy, when the daughter finally approved of one of the candidates.

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  • I especially enjoyed the Jewish mother and grandmother in the film, who, having grown frustrated at the daughter's turning down so many men brought by the match-maker, reached over and grabbed each other's hands and lifted their anxious faces to Heaven to thank God for his mercy, when the daughter finally approved of one of the candidates.

    Arranged

  • Even if you hired an old-fashioned match-maker, it would be impossible to identify and match the infinite ingredients that add up to compatibility.

    Enough Already

  • Harry, feeling lonely and in serious need of a little female companionship visits the 'Endangered Species Dating Agency' where he is offered a choice between a hippo "opposites do attract you know" or a frigid panda, although the flirty match-maker quite fancies the handsome bear for herself.

    Sophie Keller: Bob and Harry, The Last Two Polar Bears: A Short Film For SOS Live Earth

  • Because we have free choice, we will choose the agent/buyer/seller which offers the highest value in return for what we sell be it the collectible or the job as a match-maker.

    Stephen Cheung on the new "labour laws"

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