significant other

NOUN
  1. a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
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How To Use significant other In A Sentence

  • she was true to her significant other
  • Others admit they were trying to punish a family member or significant other who they felt had wronged them.
  • But be forewarned: If there's anything worse than being called a cheapskate by a significant other, it's being called a thoughtless cheapskate. TIME.com: Top Stories
  • On a flat, hot highway between Austin and a little Texas town where there was yet another artist to be seen, I dorkily asked Rinder if he'd met his Lithuanian significant other through some kind of ethnic connection. THIS MAN WILL DECIDE WHAT ART IS
  • People in the environment may invalidate the client inadvertently, partly as a result of projective identification by the client with borderline personality disorder of negative parts of the self on to significant others.
  • If this significant other is not from said hostel then sneaking her in is quite a problem.
  • She, or he (who says it's a she anyway?), I am sure is a very pleasant person and doesn't deserve to be razzed on THNTS and at home by her/his significant other. The fire alarm
  • When we're nostalgic, we think about interactions with significant others in a sentimentalized past, and those social memories boost feelings of fellowship, researchers suggested. Week in Ideas: Christopher Shea
  • A hair loss condition called telogen effluvium, which is triggered by a significant event that takes a toll on our body -- for example, childbirth, a car accident, a death of a significant other and even dramatic weight loss can prompt hair follicles to go through the death phase telogen phase. Anna De Souza: Can Losing Weight Hurt Your Looks?
  • 'Significant other' meaning 'partner' - now that's an interesting turn of phrase.
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