just a friend


: a friend with whom one is not in a romantic relationship when one might possibly be
Sara and Joe say they are just friends.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Jess reaffirms that Justin is just a friend and kisses Diego. Martha Sorren, refinery29.com, 8 June 2020 So: Enjoy the company of this lovely friend, who is just a friend, and keep your heart, mind and calendar open just for you, including for the possibility of something/someone different. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2020 My dilemma is that one of our friends has become more than just a friend. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 17 Nov. 2022 In the aftermath, Lowe became not just a friend to Jackson, but a confidant and therapist. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Oct. 2022 People who knew Lori said Ennis wanted to be more than just a friend. CBS News, 24 Sep. 2022 But Rhaenyra could lose more than just a friend. Randall Colburn, EW.com, 5 Sep. 2022 Ramsey and Claire are now married, and Mike Oliver is no longer just a friend, and colleague, and inspiration. John Archibald | Jarchibald@al.com, al, 16 Aug. 2022 That was just a friend who knew her who put us in touch. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Jan. 2022 See More

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“Just a friend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/just%20a%20friend. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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