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companionship

[kuh m-pan-yuh n-ship] /kəmˈpæn yənˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
association as companion; fellowship.
2.
Printing. a group of compositors working under a foreman.
Origin of companionship
1540-1550
1540-50; companion1 + -ship
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  • I may have neglected her, but only for the companionship of men.

    Nat Goodwin's Book Nat C. Goodwin
  • She had gone to him for some measure of the companionship she had missed in losing her father.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Because it brought me the companionship of you two lads, something I needed.

    Dick Merriwell Abroad Burt L. Standish
  • I thank him publicly for his companionship and his patriotism.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • She told him one day how lonely she was for women's companionship.

    Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly
British Dictionary definitions for companionship

companionship

/kəmˈpænjənˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
the relationship of friends or companions; fellowship
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Word Origin and History for companionship
n.

1540s, from companion + -ship.

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