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A letter from a woman to a man, ending a romantic or sexual relationship.
- ‘I told her ‘You sent me a Dear John letter in 1949’.’
- ‘My girlfriend of four years had sent me a "Dear John" letter, saying she had waited too long for me to return and found someone else.’
- ‘You might think it's easier this way but have you though about how many suicides are caused in direct response to a receiving a Dear John Letter?’
- ‘Soldiers mourn their friends, and bemoan Dear John letters.’
- ‘There isn't a love note, Dear John letter or other outpouring of amorous intention that I haven't seen or perpetrated by now.’
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