One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who travels with another.
- ‘Researchers have found that eight in ten of us display annoying habits that drive our fellow travellers up the wall.’
- ‘The two sixtysomething fellow travelers board a plane for mysteries that only another country can provide.’
- ‘The ceremony will honour the men and women who tended the injured and also the walking wounded who refused to leave the scene and helped their fellow travellers.’
- ‘When travelling by train do not agree to look after the luggage of a fellow traveller or allow it to be stored in your compartment.’
- ‘As I tell all my fellow travelers on the Chicago Film Tour bus, everyone's opinion is valid when it comes to film, the most democratic and accessible of the arts.’
- ‘Be aware of the lack of arm room and be courteous to your fellow travellers.’
- ‘Climbing over the ruins of Machu Picchu with a group of archaeologists, I was struck by the age of our fellow travelers.’
- ‘There are any number of things that can blight a train journey: unruly children; fellow travellers barking into mobile phones; signal failures.’
- ‘If any one planning is the same trip on the same dates, i shall be more than happy to get a fellow traveller.’
- ‘You could take just a single book and once you've reached 'reader, I married him', swap it with a fellow traveller in the hostel common room.’
- 1.1 A person who is not a member of a particular group or political party (especially the Communist Party), but who sympathizes with the group's aims and policies.
supporter, advocate, backer, well-wisher, ally, partisan, fellow travellerView synonyms
- ‘This is exactly what the fellow-travellers of Empire, mimicking a past generation of fellow-travellers, refuse to accept.’
- ‘Am I worried that people who should be my fellow-travelers are turning against me?’
- ‘The collapse of Bolshevism deprived the panoply of fellow-travelers of the paradaisal vision they needed to function.’
- ‘For Berlin she embodied the absolute reproach to ‘all the Marxist fellow-travellers who believed that individuals could never stand up to the march of history’.’
- ‘I don't expect American liberals or their fellow travellers to pay much heed to King's argument.’
- ‘If nothing else, it is refreshing to see a feminist fellow traveler acknowledge that there is, indeed, an innate value in motherhood.’
- ‘George Orwell once remarked to a Communist fellow traveler with whom he was having a dispute: ‘You must be an intellectual.’’
- ‘All too many of his nihilist fellow-travellers in Western establishment circles have expressed the same sentiment over and over again these last few years.’
- ‘This is just to say that although I may never become Catholic, I am to some extent a fellow-traveler and feel very comforted by the vibrant Catholic blogging community.’
- ‘Sartre has been dismissed politically as a Stalinist fellow traveller.’
- ‘Care should be taken in distinguishing the hard-core totalitarians from the fellow-travelers, and Pipes doesn't seem to want to do this.’
- ‘If he was a communist or even a fellow-traveller then clearly that would be a different matter but he was a committed anti-Soviet.’
- ‘The author is a Communist, or at least a fellow traveller, and he's agog at just how wonderful the Soviet Union is - although he finds some cities to be quite dirty.’
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