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companion, boon companion, bosom friend, best friend, close friend, intimate, confidante, confidant, familiar, soul mate, alter ego, second self, shadow, playmate, classmate, schoolmate, workmate, ally, comrade, associateView synonyms
- ‘She had looked upon him as her playfellow.’
- ‘The lady said the two children were playfellows, and she was sure you would not object.’
- ‘Her foolish, beautiful mother and brother Sefton try to treat the boy as a slave, but Susan and her playfellow learn to read together, and Susan becomes increasingly independent.’
- ‘They regarded him as a playfellow rather than a partner, and treated him with more fondness than respect’.’
- ‘I warn you, though, I had a young Greek last year as playfellow, very brawny and bronzed…’
- ‘When they came into the world, and for the first six or eight years of their existence, they were perhaps very much alike, and neither their parents nor playfellows could perceive any remarkable difference.’
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