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A very close or intimate friend:‘we have been bosom friends for years’
- ‘If she had gone, she would have missed the birthday party of the little girl down the street, of whom she was a bosom friend.’
- ‘The two, who had been bosom friends since childhood, now fought.’
- ‘He was my grandfather's bosom friend.’
- ‘They became bosom friends in the struggle.’
- ‘He has become a bosom friend of the Prime Minister's since rejoining Labour.’
- ‘With these two, I felt like bosom friends after twenty minutes.’
- ‘I have absolutely no bosom friends in the club and am only an interested outsider.’
- ‘He was a bosom friend of their late chairman.’
- ‘When I saw her whispering something into her bosom-friend's ear, every bit of my good mood was gone again.’
- ‘In Carrie, she found a bosom friend and a warm-hearted, though not always quick-witted, companion.’
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