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comrade in arms

a fellow soldier.
Origin of comrade in arms
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As to what that loss meant we have the testimony of his chief and comrade-in-arms.

  • He was known as Verbeck's valet, but he was a comrade-in-arms in reality.

    Black Star's Campaign Johnston McCulley
  • The unexpected interference of their comrade-in-arms, coupled with his address and that of Jacques, had excited their curiosity.

    The Young Fur Traders R.M. Ballantyne
  • Ya-Bon, first his comrade-in-arms and then his orderly, was as devoted to him as a dog.

    The Golden Triangle Maurice Leblanc
  • And at that, Sam felt a powerful impulse to do violence upon the person of his comrade-in-arms.

    Penrod and Sam Booth Tarkington
  • The sister of his comrade-in-arms was a precious trust in his hands, and he must not fail.

    The Forest of Swords Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Bisset cleft the Saracen's skull to the teeth, and laughed defiantly as he avenged the fall of his comrade-in-arms.

    The Boy Crusaders John G. Edgar
  • The bearer of this letter is my old friend and comrade-in-arms, Henry Allen, who is coming East on an important matter.

    Secret Armies John L. Spivak
  • Of all these famous captains—and, moreover, of Francis of Angoulême himself—Richard was a comrade-in-arms and familiar friend.

    Odd Bits of History Henry W. Wolff

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