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A person ideally suited to another as a close friend or romantic partner.
companion, boon companion, bosom friend, best friend, close friend, intimate, confidante, confidant, familiar, soul mate, alter ego, second self, shadow, playmate, playfellow, classmate, schoolmate, workmate, ally, comrade, associateView synonyms
- ‘The partner who is your soulmate is no longer enough, and nor is one lifelong best friend.’
- ‘More soulmate than partner, he has been as central to her existence as any human being could be.’
- ‘God may have made a soulmate or a few soulmates for you.’
- ‘She was my best friend and my soulmate, but I couldn't understand her and I couldn't understand my feelings for her.’
- ‘Deb & Dave convinced my jaded self that soulmates are real.’
- ‘I'm particularly irked by this one woman in my vicinity who fills her cubicle with nonsensical items like plaques that contain lame poetry about soulmates and puppies and such.’
- ‘He was my buddy, my love, my soulmate, we were a great team.’
- ‘These types of soulmate are your closest friends or a person whom you really click with.’
- ‘More than that, theirs is a great love story, an exquisitely painful romance of two self-proclaimed soulmates who can't live together yet can't live apart.’
- ‘The chance you'll meet your soulmate in high school is next to none.’
- ‘For example, if we wish for a soulmate and focus only on ourselves and our partner there will be a great risk of picking the wrong person.’
- ‘She has always been there for him in many roles - friend, confidante, soulmate and lover.’
- ‘As I pondered Jim's question, I realised that my (male and female) friends are closer to soulmates than the men I've been romantically involved with.’
- ‘Our partners are our companions, our soulmates, our loves.’
- ‘He's my soulmate, my best friend and nothing surprises me about him.’
- ‘What it says about these women is that they have bought into a myth of soulmates and some romantic fairyland.’
- ‘I recently got a call from a friend saying my soulmate was looking for me.’
- ‘Ask Americans today to define marriage, and they are likely to describe it as a private intimate relationship between two soulmates.’
- ‘And as it turned out, what I truly wanted was to be back with my baby, my best friend, my soulmate.’
- ‘Friends say the relationship has endured because the two are true soulmates, sharing a passion for country pursuits.’
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