mate (n.)
companion, associate, comrade
1H6 I.ii.92[Pucelle to Dauphin] thou shalt be fortunate / If thou receive me for thy warlike mate [with bawdy overtone]
3H6 IV.vii.81[Edward to all] We'll forward towards Warwick and his mates
AC V.i.43[Caesar to all, of Antony] my mate in empire
KL III.vi.105[Edgar alone] the mind much sufferance doth o'erskip / When grief hath mates and bearing fellowship
R3 I.iii.339[Richard to Murderers] my hardy, stout, resolved mates!
TG V.iv.14[Valentine alone] These are my mates, that make their wills their law
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