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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPANY

The company smiled, and the philosopher answered, "I am Plato."

Left Alexander Spring, in company with Windich, to look for water ahead.

This to the same tune, till every hand had been shaken by every one of the company.

"I shall be very glad to have your company, Robert," said Hester.

"Be seated, Caleb," said Mr Clayton, as we entered the room in company.

But after all, I dare say there will be no need but to shew your faces in my company.

"Come out of that," he shouted, and made his way through the company as fast as he could.

I will now favor the company with a song of my own composure.

Let us run away, for fear he should make us enlist in his company!

Two of us were going in company, each with a load of cotton.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-12c., "large group of people," from Old French compagnie "society, friendship, intimacy; body of soldiers" (12c.), from Late Latin companio (see companion). Meaning "companionship" is from late 13c. Sense of "business association" first recorded 1550s, having earlier been used in reference to trade guilds (c.1300). Meaning "subdivision of an infantry regiment" is from 1580s. Abbreviation co. dates from 1670s.

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