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boon companion

One's close or closest friend, especially someone with whom one enjoys spending time or sharing activities. My wife and I are also boon companions—we do everything together!
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Gurth darted at him a savage and revengeful scowl, and with a fierce, yet hesitating motion, laid his hand on the haft of his knife; but the interference of Prior Aymer, who pushed his mule betwixt his companion and the swineherd, prevented the meditated violence.
The silent bow and courtesy that followed this introduction was succeeded by an animated discourse between the gentleman and his old acquaintance, which was, but seldom interrupted by any remark from their more retiring companion.
But it did not come as soon as we had expected, and before many minutes my companion was fast asleep, and I was rapidly falling into the same state of happy forgetfulness.
The object of this halt was to give Biscarrat and his companions time to describe to him the interior of the grotto.
I discover my traveling companion at the further end of the room, evidently occupied in questioning the guide.
Jimmie's companion, evidently overcome with merriment, pointed a grimy forefinger in Pete's direction.
The flare-up was kept inside the companion with a box of matches ready to hand.
Now it required no very blameable degree of suspicion to imagine that Mr Jones and his ragged companion had certain purposes in their intention, which, though tolerated in some Christian countries, connived at in others, and practised in all, are however as expressly forbidden as murder, or any other horrid vice, by that religion which is universally believed in those countries.
A light hath dawned upon me: I need companions--living ones; not dead companions and corpses, which I carry with me where I will.
Dunster bought wine and sandwiches, and his companion followed his example.
No," he said, speaking rather to himself, than to his companion, "she is right; blood is not to be spilt, to save the life of one so useless, and so near his time.
Her companion was not encumbered with much luggage, as there merely dangled from a stick which he carried over his shoulder, a small parcel wrapped in a common handkerchief, and apparently light enough.
The child was pale and wan, but her healthy arms and legs showed that she had suffered less than her companion.
You'll tell a different story of this one, before a very long time is over,' said his companion, drawing his chair to the table.
Apuleius and Fielding and Boccaccio, bad companions for a petticoat, I'm afraid, bad companions too for so young a man as I had now become.
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