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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPANIONS

From that day the fate of Leichardt and his companions has been involved in mystery.

Mr. Barlee: One more cheer for the absentees--Mr. Forrest's companions.

Windich took some of the old dung with him to convince our companions that we had seen them.

He thanked them for the very kind way in which they had spoken of his companions.

And each of us, in the span of time, has really only a moment among our companions.

He needs no nation, or government, or society, or companions before him or behind him.

The father raised his glass, and his companions did the same.

It is pride that sets a barrier between you and your companions.

Besides this, I should leave my companions, with whom I was disgusted.

I cannot say that I could ever eat as much as some of my companions.

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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