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A person's companion at a meal.
- ‘It however set one of table mates to engage in the unusual act of thinking.’
- ‘My tablemate eyes the approaching platter, carried by a sweating young Jerusalem hotel chef and his helper.’
- ‘Our table mates were world travelers, having taken trains in Europe but this was their first ride on Amtrak.’
- ‘We're told the governor had his table mates in stitches doing an impression.’
- ‘We quickly found common ground with our table mates and shared a wonderful Voignier made by John Schafer, one of our tablemates.’
- ‘We went for our continental breakfast around this time, and had no conversation (mercifully) with our table mates.’
- ‘His table mate is also in full phone mode, swapping derogatory stories about Client X with a colleague at the other end of the call.’
- ‘I did not win any but a tablemate and freind of mine did win a $25 gift certificate to Coldwater Creek, so she said she was going shopping tomorrow.’
- ‘Now we feel a little more tolerant of our table mate than we did when we first heard him. "’
- ‘Full but not defeated, my Rai-Televideo tablemate gets in a last jab before we hand in our marks.’
- ‘These explanations were, despite my best and more detailed efforts, met by indifference, glazed eyes and near hostility by my table mates.’
- ‘He was practically yelling his opinions to his table mates and shattering the air with his laughter.’
- ‘My tablemate, Liz left some of her rice, knowing that more good things were to come.’
- ‘One of the woman's table mates had returned from a trip to the front of the restaurant bearing a big colorful carving of a parrot on a perch.’
- ‘My immediate left-hand tablemate is ten years older than me, and looks like he had a lot of late nights in the eighties.’
- ‘I lifted mine to read which state's flower I'd been given, urging my table mates to do the same.’
- ‘Three minutes later, our second table mate left, giving up on his dessert.’
- ‘Attorney General Eric Holder patted his pocket as he arrived and said his kids had prepped him with all sorts of questions for tablemate Steven Spielberg.’
- ‘On a return visit, my 4-year-old tablemate commented, "That looks dangerous" as spatulas and cleavers were tossed in the air.’
- ‘Their table mates belong to Slow Food Pittsburgh, which is dedicated to good eating.’
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