• WordNet 3.6
    • n well-wisher someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
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In literature:

Matters go but slow, and cause concern to all disinterested well-wishers.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
Robin Page had many well wishers in all three of the upper classes.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
May the Gods bless you, Demea, as I see you so sincere a well-wisher to our family.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
All she wanted was to make herself favorably known to the general leaders of the party as a well-wisher to The Cause.
"In Direst Peril" by David Christie Murray
Then all at once Rallywood discovered how numerous were his friends and well-wishers in Maasau.
"A Modern Mercenary" by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
It is an interest, we think, common to all well wishers to New England.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
Your well-wisher, M. O.
"Harper's Young People, June 15, 1880" by Various
To her well-wishers it seemed as if the people had given itself to sloth and indulgence.
"The Siege of Boston" by Allen French
A mere well-wisher, understand!
"Browning's England" by Helen Archibald Clarke
But I do it just as one of the family's well-wishers.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope

In news:

He began hearing from well wishers via Twitter, Facebook, text messages and phone calls.
Buck joins well-wishers celebrating Romanoff 's birthday, attacking debt.
Dozens of fellow paramedics, friends, family and well-wishers decided to shave their heads on Nov 26 in support of Jimmy Schiller, 23, who was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer .
Dr Faraj Touchan reacts to a crowd of well wishers who greeted him at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport recently.
"I was there over the weekend, and the food was delicious," said a well-wisher who watched part of a recent Sun Times food shoot outside the restaurant.
"It's good to be home," Dolan, 62, reportedly told well-wishers on Madison Avenue.
Dozens of well wishers, including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, were on hand to see City Counilman Jimmy Van Bramer wed his partner of 13 years, Dan Hendrick.
Well-wishers greet Rep Peter DeFazio on election night as he entered a gathering in downtown Eugene.
The 1st Street Emporium Open House on Thursday attracted a big crowd of well-wishers and shoppers.
Well-wishers sign a poster for Rep Joe Heckstall (l.), who retired from the Georgia state legislature earlier this year.
Thrapp Jewelers , 5609 N Illinois St, Thrapp said he has received over a thousand calls, letters and flowers from well-wishers.
Well-wishers mob a smiling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (without hat) on Wednesday after the successful launch of the country's first satellite.
) The Pope sent them five gold medals, and well-wishers showered them $35,000 in gifts.
"It just seems right," one well-wisher says of the match.
5 million gift from Prima and well-wishers boosts Singapore universities' capacities and student programs.

In science:

This thesis would not have been written without the support and encouragement of several friends and well-wishers.
Arithmetic of algebraic groups