Thesaurus / hanger-on
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He seemed to think that I should be content to become a hanger-on of some fine gentleman.
A NEST OF LINNETSFRANK FRANKFORT MOORE
Then he was only a hanger-on; now he selected his nest and his mate to suit himself; and nobody ever dared to interfere.
FOREST NEIGHBORSWILLIAM DAVENPORT HULBERT
I perceive now that a hanger-on of the market had no right to expect a happier fate than mine has been.'
Surely she might deceive this languid footman by affecting to be some hanger-on of the household, which of course was a large one.
HENRY DUNBARM. E. BRADDON
And the virtue he has in reverence is not a hanger-on at the counters of worldly thrift.
Parasiticam cnam qurit—He seeks the meal of a parasite or hanger-on.
“Yes, I feel that I am only a hanger-on to mother since we reached France,” he confessed.
THE BONDWOMANMARAH ELLIS RYAN
Here he was promptly turned out, and thereupon became a hanger-on of mine and a "Factotum" for me and my friends.
JOHN MARVEL, ASSISTANTTHOMAS NELSON PAGE
I had swaggered, boasted, had taken a challenge for a bout and a quarrel like any hanger-on of a tavern.
It's a good thing to know family secrets, especially for a hanger-on like myself.

WORDS RELATED TO HANGER-ON

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