loved one


loved one
   the corpse
   The phrase is today widely used of both the living and the dead without enquiry as to its appropriateness:
    As for the Loved One, poor fellow, he wanders like a sad ghost through the funeral men's pronouncements. (J. Mitford, 1963)
   Evelyn Waugh entitled his 1948 novel about the Californian funeral industry The Loved One. It is in other respects free from euphemism, like most of his writing. The dedication turned out to be to the wrong Mitford sister, Nancy, and not Jessica, whose 1963 The American Way of Death was to make a stir and her reputation.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • loved one — loved ,one noun count someone you care about very much, especially a member of your family …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • loved one — loved′ one n. cvb a close or cherished relation • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • loved one — noun a person who you love, usually a member of your family • Hypernyms: ↑person, ↑individual, ↑someone, ↑somebody, ↑mortal, ↑soul * * * a close or cherished relation: to mourn the loss of our loved ones. [1860 65] * * * loved one UK US …   Useful english dictionary

  • loved one — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms loved one : singular loved one plural loved ones someone who you care about very much, especially a member of your family …   English dictionary

  • loved one — noun a) A very close friend or family member for whom a person has feelings of endearment. I felt myself the protector of my loved one. She leaned against me. b) A recently deceased person …   Wiktionary

  • loved one — a close or cherished relation: to mourn the loss of our loved ones. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • loved one — sweetheart, beloved one, dearest heart …   English contemporary dictionary

  • The Loved One — infobox Book | name = The Loved One title orig = translator = author = Evelyn Waugh cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Satirical, Novel publisher = Little, Brown (USA) Chapman Hall (UK) release date =… …   Wikipedia

  • The Loved One (film) — Infobox Movie name =The Loved One caption = imdb id =0059410 writer =Terry Southern Christopher Isherwood Evelyn Waugh (novel) starring =Robert Morse Anjanette Comer Rod Steiger John Gielgud Liberace director =Tony Richardson producer =John… …   Wikipedia

  • The Loved One —    Voir Cher Disparu …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films


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