But whatever their private feeling, politicians have been keen to befriend a critical power-broker.
You too must befriend the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Which itself, in turn, makes it harder to befriend people from the other side.
He was bound to assist us and befriend us, and to listen to our reasonable complaints.
Grown beyond her consoling, and knows that she cannot befriend him.
I know she is very childish; and I will be patient with her and befriend her, poor lonely girl.
She is a worthy soul, or else I do not know one, and she will befriend you readily.
He has gone from court to court as a suppliant, but has everywhere alienated the sympathies of those most willing to befriend him.
I came to befriend you, and not to interchange words of angry meaning.
Upon this my benevolent friend thought that here was a grand opportunity to befriend me.