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Word Example of - companion

    Example Sentences for companion

    When he looked back at his companion he was smiling impishly.

    My companion admitted that he had heard her daughter say so.

    "I'd have quit it anyway if you had just said the word," laughed her companion.

    He was without any family, his only companion being a hired man.

    "I found it, anyhow," said Fanny, turning her head away from her companion.

    The men stared at Jackson and his companion with wide-open eyes.

    She caught her doll into her arms and met her companion's surprised gaze.

    But boldness is the companion of love, only when love is perfect.

    But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

    "The other contained the prisoners," I said to my companion.

Word Origin & History of - companion

    Word Origin & History

    companion c.1300, from O.Fr. compaignon "fellow, mate," from L.L. companionem (nom. companio), lit. "bread fellow, messmate," from L. com- "with" + panis "bread." Found first in 6c. Frankish Lex Salica, and probably a translation of a Gmc. word (cf. Gothic gahlaiba "messmate," from hlaib "loaf of bread"). Replaced O.E. gefera "traveling companion," from faran "go, fare." Related: companionable (mid-17c.), companionship (1540s).

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