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  • If with such a sweet yoke-fellow it does not, my Lord, and my sister, as well as I, think that you will deserve a closer tie about your neck.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • He affected to deplore the poor lady, as if she was exposed to more attempts of the same nature; thereby glancing obliquely at the innocent commodore, whom the officious son of Aesculapius suspected as the author of this expedient, to rid his hands of a yoke-fellow for whom he was well known to have no great devotion.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • A yoke-fellow is not a companion; he or she is a fellow-sufferer. '

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • These innovations were not effected without many loud objections on his part; and divers curious dialogues passed between him and his yoke-fellow, who always came off victorious from the dispute; insomuch, that his countenance gradually fell: he began to suppress, and at length entirely devoured, his chagrin; the terrors of superior authority were plainly perceivable in his features; and in less than three months he became a thorough-paced husband.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • Wilhelmina for his intrusion, retired with his yoke-fellow into their own chamber.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • On the whole, I think I may with justice pronounce my precious yoke-fellow a trifling, teasing, insufferable, inconsistent creature.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • My wise yoke-fellow seemed to doubt the sincerity of this invitation, and was very much disposed to keep possession of my house.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • She then ordered a poultice to be prepared for his eye, which being applied, he was committed to the care of Pipes, by whom he was led about the house like a blind bear growling for prey, while his industrious yoke-fellow executed every circumstance of the plan she had projected; so that when he recovered his vision he was an utter stranger in his own house.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • Trunnion, because he bears a considerable share in the course of these memoirs; but now it is high time to resume the consideration of Mrs. Grizzle, who, since her arrival in the country, had been engrossed by a double care, namely, that of finding a suitable match for her brother, and a comfortable yoke-fellow for herself.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • “They ought not to suffer Greece to be lamed, nor their own city to be deprived of her yoke-fellow.”

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

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