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A former lover.
sweetheart, boyfriend, girlfriend, lover, love, partner, beloved, beau, darling, escort, suitorView synonyms
- ‘In a move that has surprised absolutely everybody, she's essentially emigrated, gone to live in France with an old flame, some bloke she knew around ten years ago, before I knew her.’
- ‘Donna's reaction to seeing her old flames is interesting, to say the least.’
- ‘It opens well enough with sad-faced British artist Colin arriving in New England to forget an old flame on an open-ended holiday in a town he picked purely because of its name.’
- ‘On the way back the two old flames kiss in his van.’
- ‘Let's also take it as given that old flames are harder to keep as friends.’
- ‘The theory can't possibly work for everyone - if old flames are that great in the first place, why do we ever move on?’
- ‘As the amorous side of your life goes up and down, you forage in the laundry basket of love, reselecting old flames instead of dusting yourself down and seeking new conquests.’
- ‘You attempt to rekindle old flames but much water has flown under the bridge.’
- ‘The pensioner now has three children and has been married twice, but would love to contact his old flames to see what has happened during their lives.’
- ‘Maybe this sudden influx of communication from old flames was karma having a field day and rubbing in the painful realities of current singledom.’
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