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- noun Plural form of
- noun Participants in a two-way friendship relationship.
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One person\'s happiness triggers a chain reaction that benefits not only his friends, but his friends\ 'friends, and his friends\' friends\ 'friends.
I often think if mothers could be friends to their children, _real friends_, I mean, and not claim what no human being has
The Shield of Silence George [Illustrator] Loughridge
Kind friends, he said, friends I have known so long, 1790
Adamss interest in making friends was something desperate, but the London season, Milnes used to say, is a season for making acquaintances and losing friends; there was no intimate life.
Antony and Lepidus, Cæsars most faithful friends, got off privately, and hid themselves in some friends houses.
Cæsar Plutarch 1909
Not for because they set less store by their own citizens, than by their friends; but that they take the loss of their friends money more heavily than the loss of their own.
Above all, make friends; that's it, _make friends_ -- everybody, everywhere.
The Gray Dawn Stewart Edward White 1909
"_A good plot, good friends, and full of expectation: an excellent plot, very good friends_."
The Desire of the Moth; and the Come On Eugene Manlove Rhodes 1901
This son of Sirach even says -- I saw it but just now: 'Take heed of thy friends;' not, observe, thy seeming friends, thy hypocritical friends, thy false friends, but thy _friends_, thy real friends -- that is to say, not the truest friend in the world is to be implicitly trusted.
The Confidence-Man Herman Melville 1855
Falconer's friends, of which, at this time, he could not fail to have many, poured in with congratulations on the rapid advancement of his sons, and on all sides exclamations were heard in favour of _friends in power_.
Tales and Novels — Volume 07 Maria Edgeworth 1808
Durran found several patterns for woollen sontags, also known as “bosom friends,” in publications like Godey’s Lady’s Book, a popular fashion guide out of Philadelphia that Alcott and her sisters might have read for inspiration.