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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 ?
Thou wouldst wear no raiment before thy friend? It is in honour of thy friend that thou showest thyself to him as thou art?
Here the best way to represent to life the manifold use of friendship, is to cast and see how many things there are, which a man cannot do himself; and then it will appear, that it was a sparing speech of the ancients, to say, that a friend is another himself; for that a friend is far more than himself.
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.
"The king does not know you have ruined yourself, my friend, but he knows he owes you much."
Consider, then, Anselmo my friend, that Camilla is a diamond of the finest quality as well in thy estimation as in that of others, and that it is contrary to reason to expose her to the risk of being broken; for if she remains intact she cannot rise to a higher value than she now possesses; and if she give way and be unable to resist, bethink thee now how thou wilt be deprived of her, and with what good reason thou wilt complain of thyself for having been the cause of her ruin and thine own.
I have killed two, which has made people hold their tongues, but has not made me their friend. So that I have no society; I live alone; I am sick of it -- my mind preys on itself."
We seek our friend not sacredly, but with an adulterate passion which would appropriate him to ourselves.
"We have here among us, my friends," says Chadband, "a Gentile and a heathen, a dweller in the tents of Tom-all-Alone's and a mover-on upon the surface of the earth.
Winkle; 'name them to me, and I can procure the attendance of a friend afterwards.'
'Look at the worst side of the question then,' said Trent as steadily as before, and keeping his eyes upon his friend. 'Suppose he lives.'
"D'yeh think so?" inquired the friend. "I thought we handled 'em pretty rough yestir- day."
It was wonderful that her friends should seem so little elated by the possession of such a home, that the consciousness of it should be so meekly borne.
TO THE FRIEND WHO, THOUGH IN THE EARLY STAGES OF OUR ACQUAINTANCESHIP DID OFTTIMES DISAGREE WITH ME, HAS SINCE BECOME TO BE MY VERY WARMEST COMRADE--
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.
A Hare was very popular with the other beasts who all claimed to be her friends. But one day she heard the hounds approaching and hoped to escape them by the aid of her many Friends.