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1‘the gown was set low over her bosom’
technical mammary glands, mammae
informal boobs, boobies, tits, titties, knockers, bazookas, melons, jubblies, bubbies, orbs, globes, jugs
British informal bristols, charlies, baps
North American informal bazooms, casabas, chichis, hooters
Australian informal norks
archaic dugs, paps, embonpoint
2‘the family took Gillian into its bosom’
protection, heart, core, midst, centre, circle, shelter, safety, refuge
3‘love was kindled within his bosom’
heart, breast, soul, being, inner being, core, spirit
seat of one's emotions, seat of one's affections
1‘the two girls had become bosom friends’
close, boon, intimate, confidential, inseparable, faithful, constant, devoted, loving
special, dear, good, best, fast, firm, favourite, valued, treasured, cherished
informal pally, matey, chummy
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