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companion

1
Astronomy the fainter of the two components of a double star

companion

2
Nautical
a. a raised frame on an upper deck with windows to give light to the deck below
b. (as modifier): a companion ladder

companion

[kəm′pan·yən]
(astronomy)
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From the grocery shopping to the pre-season scouting, setting up blinds and gutting the animal, it is all done companionless.
4]), thereby establishing an emotional bond foreign to his interlocutor's apparently solitary, companionless existence.
And I write telling you more, father: I have never before been as lonely as I am now, never before felt so companionless for want of a brother as of recent days, and I long to grow up with him and eat out of one dish with him .
If the experience of the protagonist Mind is so dire--so solitary, companionless, lost in the dark, fallen from "a prior heroic state," he "spends / His force on the immortal seas in search of a companion / Who is like himself, and finds nothing like himself"--then how good can a dinner be for him?
Companionless, therefore, on that cold December morning on the edge of Christmas, I set off in the slush--for there was a drizzle to the day and the heavy snows of Saturday night and Sunday morning were sliding off the rooftops and into the gutters with a hiss.
My despondency increased when I discovered that, as a result, I was the only companionless traveler assigned to my dinner table in the Queen's Grill.