Friendly societies

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Friendly societies also Benefit societies, associations, chiefly among mechanics, &c., for relief during sickness, old age, widowhood, by provident insurance
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fréond, pr.p. of fréon, to love; Ger. freund.

Usage

In literature:

I suppose they will not exclude you from the society of your friends?
"A True Hero" by W.H.G. Kingston
Outside her own closest friends, society would not have cared twopence either way.
"The Dictator" by Justin McCarthy
One third was furnished by the Society of Friends.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
When the first excitement was over, Lavinia and Matilda took a turn at society, having friends in London.
"Shawl-Straps" by Louisa M. Alcott
Several of my young Irish friends are members of the Society.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, February 1, 1890" by Various
Almost all his old friends predeceased him, and he found himself thrown entirely on the society of his own family.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
It is a better stimulant than the society of old friends.
"The Making Of A Novelist" by David Christie Murray
With his few intimate friends too he was seen at his best; but in general society he was usually as bored as he looked.
"Robert Louis Stevenson" by Margaret Moyes Black
The Society of Friends was also rent by the teachings of Elias Hicks.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
Zeal to fight England for colonial liberty lost him his place in the Friends' Society.
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
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In poetry:

But indignation works where hope is not,
And thou, O Friend! wilt be refreshed. There is
One great society alone on earth:
The noble Living and the noble Dead.
"Book Eleventh: France [concluded]" by William Wordsworth

In news:

The Friends of Lake Barkley State Resort Park were awarded the 2012 Special Citation award from the Kentucky Parks and Recreation Society on Nov 14 in Frankfort at the organization's annual awards luncheon.
Each week 105.7 KQAK introduces you to another furry friend, available for adoption from the Humane Society of Central Oregon.
The Wichita Down Syndrome Society is hosting the 2012 National Buddy Walk from 11 am to 2 pm Saturday at Heartspring, 8700 E 29th St The event is a free family-friendly one-mile walk to support the organization.
The nationwide event, created by the Best Friends Animal Society, is dedicated to raising money to fund adoption programs and spay and neuter services to eliminate pet homelessness.
WOODSTOWN – The Genealogical Society of Salem County will host a program, "Oral History Interviews," presented by Steve Gonzer, 7 pm, Tuesday, in Friends Village Auditorium in Woodstown.
Historical Society member Marian Diener will talk about a Japanese high school friend during World War II.
Adopt Pudge From The Animal Friends Humane Society.
Each week LITE 95.7 introduces you to another furry friend, available for adoption from the Humane Society of Central Oregon.
The Leukemia/ Lymphoma Society invites you and your family, friends and co-workers to help Light The Night at Delaware Park.
Join the Society of St Vincent de Paul Cleveland in its First Annual Friends of the Poor Walk on September 29.
During its annual Friends of the Poor Walk/Run on Sept 29, the Society of St Vincent de Paul was able to raise more than $50,000 thanks to support from participants and area businesses.
It was like stumbling into a convention of the Society of Influence Peddlers, with old friends and enemies schmoozing before the start of festivities.
Around him are gathered members of the Society of Friends.
Get ready, get set, get your pooch warmed up.it's time for Best Friends Animal Society's First Annual Strut Your Mutt in Lafayette, Louisiana.
101.9 KINK.FM is excited to partner with Best Friends Animal Society for the 1st Annual Strut Your Mutt Event in Portland.
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