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Right, Davy,—always right,—them's the men to keep company with!

It was not fair to keep company with a man you did not intend to marry.

The young woman I keep company with,” said I, “pray what do you mean?

I don't want to leave you—but it's my duty to keep company with her.

The young woman I keep company with,” said I; “pray what do you mean?

Do not “keep company” with covetous persons and extortioners.

I'll keep company with Ulick—with Mr. Invern as much as I please.

Get a girl to keep company with you, and then turn your back on her!

They are from my mother, miss, and my—the young woman I keep company with.

A second victim soon tumbles in to keep company with the first.

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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