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carry a torch for somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcarry a torch for somebodycarry a torch for somebodyLOVEto love someone romantically who does not love you He’s been carrying a torch for your sister for years. carry
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carry a torch for somebodySeth has been carrying a torch for Liz ever since high school.Was it possible poor old Harry was still carrying a torch for Pickles?Aaron Hammon is a recovering speed freak; he has carried a torch for the drug methamphetamine since childhood.
carry a torch for somebodycarry a torch for somebodyold-fashionedLOVE to secretly love and admire someone torch
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carry a torch for somebodyAaron Hammon is a recovering speed freak; he has carried a torch for the drug methamphetamine since childhood.Was it possible poor old Harry was still carrying a torch for Pickles?
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