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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Donkeys are "companionable, strong and dependable", she said.
They are companionable, strong, stoic, dependable - all of the traits you need in a good travel buddy.
With the ageing population growing at an unprecedented rate, sheltered housing providers must develop cost-effective, holistic services to create more specialist, modern and companionable housing options.
Saturday LOCAL indie heroes The Twang take it in turns to headline with Liverpool Britpop survivors Cast in a companionable tour of 02 venues.
Anyone who has a pet dog knows that dogs are endearing companionable creatures, each an individual with a distinctive personality and particular habits.
She is happiest when she has something to do or has someone to love and shows this by being companionable and loving.
In Christ's companionable spirituality the dividing wall is torn down so that all can be called and included in the transformed life instituted by the Pentecostal gift of Christ's Spirit to the world.
The characters are companionable yet fictitious enough not to scare us.
Worn, companionable in its roundness and size, has borne its
Lerczak's book displays an understated, companionable style as he introduces habits and habitats in a way that will appeal to novices as well as those more expert.
And the festival, whether with tips or downs--and under canny, companionable, still-not-quite-Canadian Artistic Director David Agler, just as under his predecessors, it's had its share of both--never fails to provide the most congenial of atmospheres for operatic discovery.
The ghost in Philip Reeve's 'The Ghost Wood' is a ghost dog, but unlike the savage hound of Mal Peet's 'Good Boy' it is a companionable, even loving presence.