bedfellow

[bed-fel-oh]
noun
1.
Also called bedmate. a person who shares one's bed.
2.
an associate or collaborator, especially one who forms a temporary alliance for reasons of expediency: Politics makes strange bedfellows.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English bedfelow. See bed, fellow

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bedfellow (ˈbɛdˌfɛləʊ)
 
n
1.  a person with whom one shares a bed
2.  a temporary ally or associate

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It shows how a strong belief in mysticism makes a strange bedfellow with modern politics.
Let us be mindful that forgetfulness is not a bedfellow of forgiveness.
Now the wooers clamoured throughout the shadowy halls, and each one uttered a prayer to be her bedfellow.
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