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significant other

A person with whom one is in a serious romantic relationship. Primarily heard in US. Since Kelly didn't have a significant other, she attended her friend's wedding alone.
See also: other, significant

your significant other

A person's significant other is their wife, husband, or the person they are having a relationship with. Poor Holly, she hadn't any significant other to bring with her. Well, we always work together, we live together — he's my significant other.
See also: other, significant

significant other

a person with whom someone has an established romantic or sexual relationship.
2001 Journal of Sex Research We asked: ‘Are you currently in a relationship? (Do you have a significant other, boyfriend, girlfriend, sexual partner, spouse, etc.?)’ and ‘If you answered “YES”, how long have you been in your current relationship?’
See also: other, significant
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Next, hierarchical regression analyses were examined to determine if the interaction of goal orientations and perceived beliefs of significant others predicted self-beliefs about USP.
The factor loading coefficients of the indicators of the latent variables (intrinsic/extrinsic work values of the self and significant others, career decision self-efficacy, and career decision) are presented in Table 3.
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People identified as being in the contemplation stage were more likely to report that their significant others would react positively towards their dietary change than were people in the precontemplation stage.
Nash, and their colleagues recruited participants through Yahoo and MSN forums for significant others of military service members.
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The workshops are expense-paid weekend events for up to 200 service members and their spouses or significant others.
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I can only dream that the fact that we are willing to lay down our lives--but deny ourselves the chance to ever have an open loving relationship, or bring our significant others to our promotion ceremonies and events--will earn a second look.
Practicing and academic social workers, nurses, and educators explore the implications of the Every Child Matters agenda, promoted by the British government as an approach towards children, their families, and significant others.
Few studies have examined the relationship between social support received from the health care organization, family, friends, significant others and nurses' intent to turnover.
The authors draw from fantasy and role play centering on a beloved children's book, puppets and real situations children encounter to help them move beyond constricted worldviews steeped in safety concerns, and test healthier ways of thinking, feeling and interacting with parents and significant others.
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