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companion

Social medicine An individual with whom a person has a close personal relationship Examples Spouses, lovers, children, parents, friends, pets and others, who provide an individual with a sense of belonging and of being needed. See Companionship.
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Not to the people is Zarathustra to speak, but to companions! Zarathustra shall not be the herd's herdsman and hound!
But the singular appearance of his companion and his attendants, arrested their attention and excited their wonder, and they could scarcely attend to the Prior of Jorvaulx' question, when he demanded if they knew of any place of harbourage in the vicinity; so much were they surprised at the half monastic, half military appearance of the swarthy stranger, and at the uncouth dress and arms of his Eastern attendants.
Biscarrat threw himself before his companions. "Messieurs!
Pierre remembered that the princess always had lady companions, but who they were and what they were like he never knew or remembered.
He walked to the companion and stooping low to put the flare in its usual place saw in the darkness the motionless pale oval of Mrs.
"What deh hell is dat talkin'?" cried the companion.
But there was still sufficient light to convince his companion, by the contracted brow and threatening eye of the young man, that a discovery would not bestow a bloodless victory on the savages.
She now trembled lest any of her companions should come near here to examine her picture, when the regular breathing or some deeper breath might reveal to them, as it had to her, the presence of this political victim.
I discover my traveling companion at the further end of the room, evidently occupied in questioning the guide.
The silent bow and courtesy that followed this introduction was succeeded by an animated discourse between the gentleman and his old acquaintance, which was, but seldom interrupted by any remark from their more retiring companion. Whenever she did speak, however, the gentleman listened with the most flattering attention, that was the more remarkable, from the circumstance of his talking frequently at the same time with Maria Osgood.
To all this my companion assented, and we at once set about carrying the plan into execution.
Gerald Fentolin sighed as though he regretted his companion's taciturnity and a few minutes later strolled to the farther end of the saloon.

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