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  • As I was the bosom-friend of her father, I was supposed to have a voice in her disposal, and, on being asked, objected to her being taken away, we knew not whither, and where we might never see her again.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Brotherhood, or if we injure it by serving other interests, that we die by the principles of the Brotherhood — die by the hand of a stranger who may be sent from the other end of the world to strike the blow — or by the hand of our own bosom-friend, who may have been a member unknown to us through all the years of our intimacy.

    The Woman in White

  • Now, at this time it was that my poor pagan companion, and fast bosom-friend, Queequeg, was seized with a fever, which brought him nigh to his endless end.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Neither Mrs. Trevor nor her bosom-friend Mrs. Baird, the regimental surgeon's better half, ever attempted it; but they invariably attended and sat together, usually talking scandal of Mrs. Norton as she played or chatted with the men.

    The Jungle Girl

  • Above all, we have not failed to impress upon her the obligations she is under to CHRISTIANITY, whose benign influences have raised her to be the companion and bosom-friend of man, instead of his mere handmaid and dependant.

    Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World

  • It was a circumstance which Jack had confided to me as his bosom-friend.

    The Lady of the Ice A Novel

  • What wonder he hugs idleness as his bosom-friend, and loses all his powers of application in their disuse.

    Kate Coventry An Autobiography

  • One of these was Sophronius, who afterwards held a high office in the State: Eusebius was another, at that time the bosom-friend of Sophronius, and afterwards a Bishop.

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • True, his first passion had been conceived at the age of eighteen, its object being the bosom-friend of his only sister, a young lady who owned to six-and-twenty, and who had laughed at him mercilessly when the most startling of valentines had made her aware of the state of things.

    A Bachelor's Dream

  • Nevertheless, this was made the plea for robbing them; and to carry out the farce, after they had been plundered of their wealth, they were tried for the imputed offence at Lucknow, by the chief-justice, Sir Elijah Impey, an old schoolfellow and bosom-friend of the govern or-general.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

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