Luciè, the sharer of their fortunes,—where should he seek her?
There were four persons who were the sharer of Norbert's secret.
Thus I allowed myself to become a sharer in this wicked thing.
Nor is there anyone but he With right can there a sharer be.
And thou thyself grievest at least, and art a sharer in these ills.
She was the sharer of all Nell's woes, and of all but one of her joys.
Beowulf is still, in his death, a sharer in the fortunes of the Northern houses; he keeps his history.
He has been the sharer of my dangers—of late no common ones.
I blame myself more than I do you; but I look to you as a second self, and I make you a sharer with me of my own folly.
The origins of the middle story, The Secret sharer, are quite other.
"portion," Old English scearu "a cutting, shearing, tonsure; a part or division," related to sceran "to cut," from Proto-Germanic *skaro- (cf. Old High German scara "troop, share of forced labor," German Schar "troop, band," properly "a part of an army," Old Norse skör "rim"), from PIE root *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear).
Meaning "part of the capital of a joint stock company" is first attested c.1600. Share and share alike attested from 1560s. The same Old English noun in the sense "division" led to an obsolete noun share "fork ('division') of the body at the groin; pubic region" (late Old English and Middle English); hence share-bone "pubis" (early 15c.).
"iron blade of a plow," Old English scear, scær "plowshare," properly "that which cuts," from Proto-Germanic *skar- (cf. Old Frisian skere, Middle Low German schar, Old High German scar, German Schar, Dutch ploegschaar, Middle High German pfluocschar), from PIE root *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear).
1580s, "to apportion to someone as his share; to apportion out to others; to enjoy or suffer (something) with others," from share (n.1). Meaning "to divide one's own and give part to others" is recorded from 1590s. Meaning "confess one's sins openly" (1932, implied in sharing) is from "the language of Moral Rearmament" [OED]. Related: Shared; sharer; sharing.