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partner

A generic term for an individual, group or organisation involved in a partnership. As commonly used in the UK, partners live in a domestic relationship under the same roof.

partner

(part′nĕr)
1. A colleague or coworker.
2. A member of a partnership.
3. A spouse or confidant.
4. A person with whom one has sex.
References in classic literature ?
Everything there is regulated by resident partners; that is to say, partners who reside in the tramontane country, but who move about from place to place, either with Indian tribes, whose traffic they wish to monopolize, or with main bodies of their own men, whom they employ in trading and trapping.
That simple dancing of well-covered matrons, laying aside for an hour the cares of house and dairy, remembering but not affecting youth, not jealous but proud of the young maidens by their side--that holiday sprightliness of portly husbands paying little compliments to their wives, as if their courting days were come again--those lads and lasses a little confused and awkward with their partners, having nothing to say--it would be a pleasant variety to see all that sometimes, instead of low dresses and large skirts, and scanning glances exploring costumes, and languid men in lacquered boots smiling with double meaning.
The name of the eclipsing girl, whatever it was, has not been handed down; but she was envied by all as the first who enjoyed the luxury of a masculine partner that evening.
He had formed his own opinion from the papers entrusted to him, and did not especially want to go into the matter with his senior partner.
heaven knows when and where she had learned it) she talked with her partner, fanning herself and smiling over the fan.
I'm going to become a partner in Berande to the extent of my bag of sovereigns--I've got over fifteen hundred of them, you know.
Not difficult for me, I think, Clennam,' returned his partner.
Spenlow, with a gracious smile, 'you have not known my partner, Mr.
It was rather honour than happiness to Fanny, for the first dance at least: her partner was in excellent spirits, and tried to impart them to her; but she was a great deal too much frightened to have any enjoyment till she could suppose herself no longer looked at.
The worthy grocer could say no more; he had just perceived his partner.
Allen did all that she could do in such a case by saying very placidly, every now and then, "I wish you could dance, my dear -- I wish you could get a partner.
He came back to town in September to let his partner go away, and Amy stayed on in the country.

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