To keep company with

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To keep company with See under Keep v. t.
    • To keep company with To frequent the society of; to associate with; as, let youth keep company with the wise and good.
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Usage

In literature:

The fur company endeavored to keep friendly with all, and the Indians were well aware that much of their support must be drawn from them.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Perhaps it is a providence that I have fallen in with him, and I have concluded to keep his company to the Black Hills.
"Wild Bill's Last Trail" by Ned Buntline
I have lain here with that thought to keep me company until I can bear it no longer.
"The Heart of Una Sackville" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
I don't mind going with you to keep you company.
"Five Hundred Dollars" by Horatio Alger
The four ships were all making for Jakoits Harbour, in Ponape, to wood and water; and I said we would keep company with them.
"Rídan The Devil And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
What Business hath he to keep Company with Lords and Gentlemen?
"The Beggar's Opera" by John Gay
They have been only politely trifling hitherto with the wing of a fowl or so, to keep the ladies' company.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843" by Various
We shall be seen by the captain, and we shall both be sent to keep company with poor McDougal.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
She never said a word about it, but there was a young man over there that wanted to keep company with her.
"An Arrow in a Sunbeam" by Various
I had to fight to keep my company of Americans from sailing into them with fists and bayonets.
"Flash-lights from the Seven Seas" by William L. Stidger
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In poetry:

Unto the soul's companionship
Of things that only seem to be,
Earth points with magic fingertip
And bids thee see
How Fancy keeps thee company.
"Occult" by Madison Julius Cawein
Here's goodly company with me riding,
Though oft they cunningly keep in hiding;
But when you saw me so Sunday-glad,
It was because of the mates I had.
And when you heard me so softly singing,
The tones attuned to their hearts were ringing.
"Those With Me" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

Today's contact centers are faced with a number of challenges when it comes to finding and keeping agents who can meet the company's needs and exceed their goals.
With Corporate America always hunting for ways to cut expenses, companies keep looking to trim costs where they can.
With apologies to Jane Austen, it is a truth universally acknowledged that every company possesses information that it wants to keep out of its competitors' hands.
Hostess said it intends to keep roughly 3,200 employees on the payroll to help with the first phase in the company's liquidation .
This voluntary move is in keeping with the company's core commitment to superior product performance.
These medium-size d companies with 250-999 employees go to great lengths to keep their workers happy, too.
American Airlines CEO Thomas Horton suggests that his management team has earned the right to keep leading the company even if it merges with US Airways .
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines CEO Thomas Horton suggests that his management team has earned the right to keep leading the company even if it merges with US Airways.
DALLAS—American Airlines CEO Thomas Horton suggests that his management team has earned the right to keep leading the company even if it merges with US Airways.
At least two Storage Wars cast members told executives that they wanted the network and production company to keep faking the show, sources with inside knowledge of the situation told RadarOnline.com exclusively.
Cell phone companies have contracts with local diesel providers to keep the generators refilled.
I had one of my daughters with to keep me company.
DirecTV customers report getting deals to keep them with the company.
The Army's 1st Platoon , Delta Company, 2-2 Infantry has been working with the Afghan Army to gather information and keep insurgents away.
Umatilla County Commissioners approved a five-month contract with a private company to keep the ambulance service for the Milton-Freewater area in Eastern Oregon operational.
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In science:

She was always willing to snuggle with me and keep me company during the long, lonely nights at home.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
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