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Often suggests intimacy or care when referring to a woman’s chest. SlideShe held the locket close to her bosom.
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Emotional SymbolPlay
Metaphorically portrays deep feelings or secrets. SlideHe bore the guilt deep within his bosom.
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Poetic or RomanticPlay
Used in literature to add a romantic or nostalgic quality. SlidePoets often sing of a lover's tender bosom.