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a person whom one knows well, likes, and trusts

a person whom one knows casually

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a person who supports or champions an activity, cause, or institution, for example

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References in classic literature ?
Sawest thou ever thy friend asleep--to know how he looketh?
In divining and keeping silence shall the friend be a master: not everything must thou wish to see.
The Latin adage meeteth with it a little: Magna civitas, magna solitudo; because in a great town friends are scattered; so that there is not that fellowship, for the most part, which is in less neighborhoods.
And we see plainly that this hath been done, not by weak and passionate princes only, but by the wisest and most politic that ever reigned; who have oftentimes joined to themselves some of their servants; whom both themselves have called friends, and allowed other likewise to call them in the same manner; using the word which is received between private men.
If, Socrates, we are to be guided at all by the analogy of the preceding instances, then justice is the art which gives good to friends and evil to enemies.
Well, strikingly true as it may be, it is not less true, my friend, that I shall return -- greatly beloved by M.
And if a friend should go so far as to put aside his duty to Heaven to fulfil his duty to his friend, it should not be in matters that are trifling or of little moment, but in such as affect the friend's life and honour.
Egad," said D'Artagnan, "the park is like everything else and there are as many fish in your pond as rabbits in your warren; you are a happy man, my friend since you have not only retained your love of the chase, but acquired that of fishing.
No partialities of friend to friend, no fondnesses of brother to sister, of wife to husband, are there pertinent, but quite otherwise.
Or put it, my juvenile friends, that he saw an elephant, and returning said 'Lo, the city is barren, I have seen but an eel,' would THAT be Terewth?
Winkle; 'name them to me, and I can procure the attendance of a friend afterwards.
I say,' resumed his friend, 'suppose he lives, and I persuaded, or if the word sounds more feasible, forced Nell to a secret marriage with you.
Jimmie Rogers ses I'll have t' fight him after th' battle t'-day," announced the friend as he again seated himself.
Aramis went straight up to Porthos and offered him his white hand, which lost itself in the gigantic clasp of his old friend, - an operation which Aramis never hazarded without a certain uneasiness.
One or two friends to whom I showed these papers in MS.