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  • n. Alternative spelling of well-wisher.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who wishes another well; one who is benevolently or friendlily inclined.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who wishes well, as to a person or a cause; a person favor ably inclined; a sympathizing friend.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful


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  • Please to remember me and mine (all in health) to your parents, and to Mrs Baker and the twigs I am a never ceasing wellwisher, and to whom, with yourself, I tender my true esteem and affection

    Letter 217

  • Whether or no Mrs Tickler had been the letter-writing wellwisher from Littlebath, or had induced her friend to do so, it did seem manifest to him, Dr Grantly, that Mrs Proudie absolutely believed the report which she promulgated so diligently.

    Framley Parsonage

  • After nine hours in confinement, including a period in Armley Jail - where I have to say that the prison officers behaved impecably - I was "sprung" by a wellwisher.

    Prisoner JW7874

  • The account of this fact must be read with concern by every wellwisher to the good order and happiness of society, even without adverting to considerations of a higher nature.

    Narrative of the Voyages Round The World, Performed by Captain James Cook

  • If I be asked -- as, in fact, I have been asked -- in closing these remarks to say a word of "sermonizing" to this assembly of representative Canadians, as a friend and wellwisher coming from a nation of friends and wellwishers, it would be this

    An International Survey

  • The light was still there, and he judged himself not far out in assuming the smoker to be the friend and wellwisher or one of his gang.

    The Haunted Bookshop

  • It was half-past eleven, and he wondered how long he would have to wait for the wellwisher to descend.

    The Haunted Bookshop

  • There was no mistaking -- this was the voice of his "friend and wellwisher" over the telephone.

    The Haunted Bookshop

  • No, the friend and wellwisher had said "We must find some other way."

    The Haunted Bookshop

  • "How do you do, friend and wellwisher," said Aubrey genially.

    The Haunted Bookshop


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