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    Is it accurate to call the members of my family "beloved ones" or it just only refers to my wife?

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    Re: beloved ones

    We tend to say "loved ones" rather than "beloved ones" in Br Eng. You are correct that it can refer to your whole family though - and even your friends, too; the very close ones though, not casual ones or work colleagues.


    It was a small wedding; Helen wanted only her loved ones there - very close family and friends.
    Peter's funeral was attended by his loved ones, of whom there were many: he had made an impact on more lives than he himself perhaps realised.

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    Re: beloved ones

    Quote Originally Posted by Tullia View Post
    We tend to say "loved ones" rather than "beloved ones" in Br Eng. You are correct that it can refer to your whole family though - and even your friends, too; the very close ones though, not casual ones or work colleagues.


    It was a small wedding; Helen wanted only her loved ones there - very close family and friends.
    Peter's funeral was attended by his loved ones, of whom there were many: he had made an impact on more lives than he himself perhaps realised.
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