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  • noun Plural form of schoolfriend.


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  • So I gave in to her pleading to be allowed to go to Dublin with her schoolfriends.

    The Priest Gerard O’Donovan 2011

  • It's always bothered me to see old schoolfriends on facebook who live in the same place and see the same people.

    Archive 2009-02-01 zombietron 2009

  • She kept in touch with many old friends, some of them schoolfriends from nearly 70 years before, by writing regular letters.

    My mother's notebook of Christmas past 2011

  • She is a strong character with a campaigning spirit who has kept her family close – despite Sir Jimmy's adultery – and displayed the kind of warmth that had Jemima's schoolfriends wishing she was their mother too.

    Jemima Khan: Just don't take her at face value| Tracy McVeigh 2011

  • As the child, Jonathan Teale has a Midwich Cuckoos stare which frightens his schoolfriends, but perhaps he's just lonely; Mark Bazeley has the least interesting part as the good-works, selfish daddy swishing out of the house in his Palestinian scarf.

    The Taming of the Shrew; The Trial of Ubu; Our New Girl – review 2012

  • The 52-year-old musician, born Adonis Michaelides in Nicosia, Cyprus, had co-founded the band with schoolfriends from Catford but after its first demise in 1982, briefly formed Dali's Car with vocalist Peter Murphy, previously with postpunk bank Bauhaus.

    Former Japan bass player Mick Karn loses battle with cancer 2011

  • Radio Free Europe, first US TV appearance, 1983Three years after Michael Stipe and Peter Buck met in a record shop in Athens, Georgia, later joining up with schoolfriends Mike Mills and Bill Berry, R.E.M.'s debut album, Murmur, became a huge critical hit.

    The best of REM on video 2011

  • The next picture is of Mark's white-faced schoolfriends carrying his coffin.

    Teenage football fan stands up to Scotland's sectarian thugs 2011

  • The fourth of the Rebus detective books, an engaging read about an MP who is caught in a brothel, and the relationships between him and his schoolfriends which run out of control; there is also a very charming institutionalised psychopath, plenty of office politics and personal dilemmas for Rebus, and some excellent plot twists.

    Gibbon IV nwhyte 2009

  • Maurice, the film of EM Forster's tale of blighted love, starred a 27-year-old Hugh Grant opposite James Wilby as Edwardian schoolfriends who fall in love while at Cambridge.

    Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, the screen's leading Englishmen at 50 Vanessa Thorpe 2010


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