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Fellowship, 1) company, a state of being together: “scattered and disjoined from f.” John III, 4, 3. “parted our f.” Oth. II, 1, 93. “kneels and holds up hands for f.” Cor. V, 3, 175.
2) equality of fortune, companionship in adversity: “f. in woe doth woe assuage,” Lucr. 790. Rom. III, 2, 116. Lr. III, 6, 114. “sweet f. in shame,” LLL IV, 3, 49. “fears his f. to die with us,” H5 IV, 3, 39. “a royal f. of death,” IV, 8, 106.
3) association, alliance, partnership: “security enough to make --s accurst,” Meas. III, 2, 241. “everlasting bond of f.” Mids. I, 1, 85 (i. e. marriage). “out upon this half-faced f.” H4A I, 3, 208. “his f. in the cause against your city,” Tim. V, 2, 12. “a f. in a cry of players,” Hml. III, 2, 289. “this it is to have a name in great men's f.” Ant. II, 7, 13.
4) communion, familiar intercourse: “all the f. I hold now with him is only my obedience,” H8 III, 1, 121. “by the rights of our f.” Hml. II, 2, 294.
5) companionableness, a spirit and disposition as they ought to be among comrades: “nor good f. in thee,” H4A I, 2, 156. “all the titles of good f. come to you,” II, 4, 307. “in the soul of sound good f.” Troil. IV, 1, 52 (some M. Edd. good-fellowship).
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