bosom friend


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bosom friend

namico/a del cuore
References in classic literature ?
Marilla," she demanded presently, "do you think that I shall ever have a bosom friend in Avonlea?
Still, dear, you must be very lonely, and feel the need of a bosom friend.
He is the confidential adviser and bosom friend of every young lady in the house.
The foremost and most energetic in instituting this search was the bosom friend of Mr.
Maud and her bosom friend, "Gwace," were seated on tin cake-boxes; Sherry and Spider adorned the refrigerator; while Tom and Rumple foraged for the party.
He fixed upon his friend one of those profound looks which a bosom friend or mother can alone extend, either as protector or guardian, over the one who is about to stray from the right path.
Lend him money if he wants it--stick at nothing to make a bosom friend of him.
Gradgrind's bosom friend, as a man perfectly devoid of sentiment can approach that spiritual relationship towards another man perfectly devoid of sentiment.
I acted in the capacity of backer, or best-man, to the bridegroom; while a little limp pew opener in a soft bonnet like a baby's, made a feint of being the bosom friend of Miss Skiffins.
Minerva took the form of the famous sea captain Dymas's daughter, who was a bosom friend of Nausicaa and just her own age; then, coming up to the girl's bedside like a breath of wind, she hovered over her head and said:
Are you sure you would have believed me if I had complained, and if your bosom friend had denied all intention of insulting me?
In character, she was dashing and resolute--a complete contrast to Natalie, and (on that very account) Natalie's bosom friend.