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friend sb. (in the ordinary sense the foll. phrases occur: “at , to ”=as a friend, friendly, on one's side; “be” or “hold f-s with, make f-s to”)
1. pl. relatives, kinsfolk, ‘people’ Gent. I. i. 64, III. i. 106 “she . . . is promis'd by her f-s Unto a youthful gentleman,” Meas. I. ii. 161, AYL. I. iii. 65, R2 I. iv. 22, Tit. V. i. 136; occas. sing. 1H6 V. iv. 9.
2. like Fr. ‘ami’, ‘amie’=lover, sweetheart Wiv. III. iii. 125, Ado V. ii. 75, LLL. V. ii. 405, Oth. IV. 3, Ant. III. x. [xii.] 22, Cym. I. iv. 79 “her adorer, not her friend.”
3. used as adj.=friendly Cæs. V. iii. 18.
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