best friend

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: friend - the one friend who is closest to youbest friend - the one friend who is closest to you
friend - a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university"
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I am his best friend, and I will always watch over him, and see that he is not led into any temptations.
My dear friend, my best friend,' cried little Hans, 'you are welcome to all the flowers in my garden.
little as he deserved it) in his lifetime, she naturally remains the truest and best friend to his memory now.
It will be my wish to be looked on by all my deserving tenants as their best friend, and nothing would make me so happy as to be able to respect every man on the estate, and to be respected by him in return.
When they seem frightened or a little unsteady on my back I go as smooth and as quiet as old pussy when she is after a bird; and when they are all right I go on again faster, you see, just to use them to it; so don't you trouble yourself preaching to me; I am the best friend and the best riding-master those children have.
If he had never esteemed my opinion before, he would have thought highly of me then; and, I dare say, left the house thinking me the best friend and counsellor man ever had.
The black death is the best friend that ever the common folk had in England.
Ozma's my best friend, you know; and I'm a Princess myself," she announced, earnestly.
Your best friend upon such an occasion," said Miss Bertram calmly, "would be Mr.
He isn't old, nor anything bad, but good and kind, and the best friend I've got, next to you.
Unmarried men are best friends, best masters, best servants; but not always best subjects; for they are light to run away; and almost all fugitives, are of that condition.
But he hadn't yet had out all his own talk, and was bent on improving the occasion: so he proceeded to propound Arthur's theory about not being sorry for his friends' deaths, which he had hitherto kept in the background, and by which he was much exercised; for he didn't feel it honest to take what pleased him, and throw over the rest, and was trying vigorously to persuade himself that he should like all his best friends to die off-hand.