best friend

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best friend (plural best friends)

  1. An especially close and trusted friend.
    • 1994, Penny Vincenzi, Wicked Pleasures[1], ISBN 0553563742, page 46:
      I know you and Virginia are on best-friend terms.
    • 2001, Lauren, “To me a best friend is everything”, in Marilyn Kielbasa & Janet Claussen editor, Listen for a Whisper: Prayers, Poems, and Reflections by Girls[2], ISBN 0884896854:
      A best friend is always there for you, even when no one else is.
    • 2004, Kenneth D. George, Keeping Mr. Right[3], ISBN 1555838006:
      Being best friends means giving up control and allowing ourselves to become vulnerable.

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