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As Philothea turned towards her companion, she met Aspasia's earnest gaze.

Going back amazed, he asked his companion who the girl he had seen could have been.

And, of this island realm, he and his companion were the undisputed sovereigns.

Exclusion was to me starvation, and I eagerly adopted the counsel of my companion.

The man who faced the redhead was as light as his companion was ponderous.

"It is an excellent resolve," said my companion, looking at his watch.

He watched his companion eagerly, and he saw the face of Andrew work.

Colds caught at this season are The Companion to the Playhouse.

He bent closer to his companion, and spoke with a fierce intensity that brooked no denial.

Our companion, like her husband, was full of health, spirits and information.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French compagnon "fellow, mate, friend, partner" (12c.), from Late Latin companionem (nominative companio), literally "bread fellow, messmate," from Latin com- "with" (see com-) + panis "bread" (see food).

Found first in 6c. Frankish Lex Salica, and probably a translation of a Germanic word (cf. Gothic gahlaiba "messmate," from hlaib "loaf of bread"). Replaced Old English gefera "traveling companion," from faran "go, fare."

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