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Idioms

the course of true love never did run smooth

the course of true love never did run smooth

Meaning

  • people in love often have to overcome difficulties in order to be with each other
  • true love always has difficulties
  • there will always be problems in a romantic relationship

Example Sentences

  1. Judy and I are in a long distance relationship and it is not easy staying away from each other. The course of true love never did run smooth.
  2. Sean and Jessica had to overcome a lot of social hurdles and restrictions before they could finally be with each other. The course of true love never did run smooth.
  3. When they decided to get married, they faced stiff resistance and even rejection from their families because the match was not a socially acceptable one. The course of true love never did run smooth.
  4. She had to sacrifice her career and leave her close friends behind to be with her boyfriend when he decided to move to another city. The course of true love never did run smooth.
  5. They had been through a lot of lows during their decade long relationship, but they always supported each other through everything. The course of true love never did run smooth.

Origin
This expression was first used by William Shakespeare in his play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in 1598.

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