bosom friends

bosom friends

verb
See also: bosom, friend
References in classic literature ?
They ceased to be master and servant, in order to become bosom friends.
It may seem remarkable, that, of four persons whom we have commemorated at Mr Allworthy's house, three of them should fix their inclinations on a lady who was never greatly celebrated for her beauty, and who was, moreover, now a little descended into the vale of years; but in reality bosom friends, and intimate acquaintance, have a kind of natural propensity to particular females at the house of a friend--viz.
Tom had likewise been propitiated, by being allowed to bring his three bosom friends, who went by the school-boy names of Rumple, Sherry, and Spider.
She had twelve intimate and bosom friends out of the twenty-four young ladies.
We made these strangers our bosom friends, our confidential servants; we borrowed their artists and their arts, and despised the honest simplicity and hardihood with which our brave ancestors supported themselves, and we became enervated by Norman arts long ere we fell under Norman arms.
Marilla," she demanded presently, "do you think that I shall ever have a bosom friend in Avonlea?
Still, dear, you must be very lonely, and feel the need of a bosom friend.
He is the confidential adviser and bosom friend of every young lady in the house.
Curiously enough, "The Old Male," as he is now affectionately called, became from this moment quite a bosom friend.
The foremost and most energetic in instituting this search was the bosom friend of Mr.
He fixed upon his friend one of those profound looks which a bosom friend or mother can alone extend, either as protector or guardian, over the one who is about to stray from the right path.
Lend him money if he wants it--stick at nothing to make a bosom friend of him.
Gradgrind's bosom friend, as a man perfectly devoid of sentiment can approach that spiritual relationship towards another man perfectly devoid of sentiment.
I acted in the capacity of backer, or best-man, to the bridegroom; while a little limp pew opener in a soft bonnet like a baby's, made a feint of being the bosom friend of Miss Skiffins.
Minerva took the form of the famous sea captain Dymas's daughter, who was a bosom friend of Nausicaa and just her own age; then, coming up to the girl's bedside like a breath of wind, she hovered over her head and said: