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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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We make one pair" [69.4]), 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.
Last quarter comes on the morning of November 15th, and the Moon wanes, companionless, to new on the 22nd.
The homeless, jobless and companionless Blanche, in The Streetcar Named Desire (1947), dreams of starting her life anew with Mitch but Stanley thwarts all her plans.