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  • noun Plural form of friend.
  • 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.

    Happiness is a collective - not just individual - phenomenon

  • 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

  • “Kind friends, ” he said, “friends I have known so long, 1790

    Captain Craig: III. III. Captain Craig, Etc

  • Adams’s 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.

    Foes or Friends (1862)

  • Antony and Lepidus, Cæsar’s most faithful friends, got off privately, and hid themselves in some friends’ houses.


  • 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.

    The Second Book. Of Warfare

  • Above all, make friends; that's it, _make friends_ -- everybody, everywhere.

    The Gray Dawn

  • "_A good plot, good friends, and full of expectation: an excellent plot, very good friends_."

    The Desire of the Moth; and the Come On

  • 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

  • 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


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