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She’s visiting friends in Scotland.
Helga is a close friend of mine.
I’m having lunch with an old friend.
We stayed with various friends and relatives.
May I introduce Peter Flint, a very old friend of the family.
She has a wide circle of friends.
I’ll ask my friend at the office if she knows.
The letter was signed simply ‘A friend’.
They used to be good friends, but they’ve fallen out recently.
A lot of couples remain friends after their marriage ends.
I’ve been friends with him for years.
Japan is a valued friend and partner of this country.
Annabel is a friend of the Metropolitan Museum.
My friend, Miss Edwards, for the respondents, has failed to address a number of issues.