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The court ruled that presidential contender Howie Hawkins and his running mate, Angela Walker, did not qualify for the ballot because the party did not submit signed filing papers in person, as required by state rules.

We just want to believe that one day we’ll again have the luxury of being annoyed by the ping of an elevator, that one colleague who aggressively punches the keyboard, and even a cubicle mate’s breakfast chomping.

The helpers assist in raising their younger siblings until they can find a territory—and mates—of their own.

Females, who are more solitary compared to males, chirp to attract mates.

Unfit organisms are weeded out not just by environmental pressures, but also by the competition for mates, which is replicated on a microscopic level by the competition among sperm to fertilize an egg.

And then I said, ‘Well, chief, when the admiral comes aboard, the first mate has to pipe him in.’

When they invade new territory, populations are low, and the queen has limited mate options.

Mating with a cousin or brother is safer than risking life and limb to mate with an outsider.

Sure, your cubicle mate, neighbor, and aunt all own a Fitbit or JawBone fitness tracker.

The boy feels rejected and confused, and then hits on a Christmas morning solution, delivering a penguin mate for his penguin.

When he returned to the hotel he kissed his incongruous room-mate with the gentleness of a woman.

A ghostly mate would be no very pleasant bridegroom for a young lady.

He laughed at her, and told her that he had abandoned the modern method of winning a mate, and gone back to the primitive mode.

Her husband always called her the Bo'sun's Mate in Camp, because it was her duty, among others, to pipe all hands to meals.

Once more I began to realize that I was human, and to cast about for the mate that must surely be roaming in search of me.


On this page you'll find 137 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mate, such as: acquaintance, bride, buddy, classmate, companion, and comrade.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.