One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she wrote regularly to her beloved brother’
darling, dear, dearest, precious, adored, loved, much loved, favourite, cherished, treasured, prized, esteemed, worshipped, idolized, lionized
2‘Tuscany is a region much beloved by artists’
loved, liked, highly regarded, adored, admired, esteemed, valued, prized, revered, venerated, exalted
1‘he watched his beloved from afar’
sweetheart, loved one, love, true love, lady love, darling, dearest, dear one, lover, girlfriend, boyfriend, young lady, young man, woman friend, lady friend, man friend, beau, admirer, worshipper, inamorata, inamorato
fiancée, fiancé, betrothed, partner, significant other
the love of one's life, the apple of one's eye, the object of one's affections
informal fancy woman, fancy man, flame, steady, baby, angel, honey, pet, bird, WAG, WAG wife or girlfriend, fella
British informal boyf, girlf
archaic gallant, paramour, leman, doxy
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