friend (v.) Old form(s): frended
befriend, sustain, assist
Cym II.iii.46[Queen to Cloten] be friended / With aptness of the season
H5 IV.v.17[Constable to Orleans] Disorder that hath spoiled us, friend us now!
H8 I.ii.140[Wolsey to King Henry, of Buckingham] Not friended by his wish to your high person, / His will is most malignant
TC I.ii.79[Pandarus to Cressida] time must friend or end
TNK I.iv.2.1[Second Queen to Theseus] Both heaven and earth / Friend thee for ever
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