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Friendly, adj. 1) being on terms of friendship: “I will have my lord and you again as f. as you were,” Oth. III, 3, 7. “take our f. senators by the hands,” Cor. IV, 5, 138. “nothing but himself is f. with him,” Tim. V, 1, 122.
2) amicable, benevolent, kind: Ven. 964. Gentl. I, 3, 62. Ado V, 4, 83. Mids. III, 2, 217. Merch. II, 2, 32. Shr. Ind. 1, 103. Wint. I, 2, 350. John II, 481. H5 III, 2, 104. H6A III, 1, 185. V, 1, 38. H6C IV, 1, 141. R3 II, 1, 59. Caes. IV, 2, 17. IV, 3, 89.
3) favourable, propitious, serviceable: “let me buy your f. help thus far,” All's III, 7, 15. “a prosperous south-wind f.” Wint. V, 1, 161. “standing your f. lord,” Cor. II, 3, 198. “left no f. drop to help me after,” Rom. V, 3, 163. “the gods to-day stand f.” Caes. V, 1, 94. “my f. knave, I thank thee,” Lr. I, 4, 103. “now let thy f. hand put strength enough to it,” IV, 6, 234. With to: “I must think of that which company would not be f. to,” H8 V, 1, 76.
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