old friend

noun

: a person who has been one's friend for a long time
An old friend came to visit.

Examples of old friend in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The challenge was successful — shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. tagged Lopez slightly before his foot touched the base. Salvy and Bobby (with a little help from replay review) team up to throw out old friend Nicky Lopez. Shreyas Laddha, Kansas City Star, 6 Apr. 2024 One old friend won’t be there: Jay M. Pasachoff, who was a longtime astronomy professor at Williams College. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, 2 Apr. 2024 In a twist of fate, his old friend and Rays teammate Peter Bendix reached out. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 25 Mar. 2024 When Dean’s friends stonewall her, Addison hires her father’s old friend, Porter Hayes, to look for him. Sandra Dallas, The Denver Post, 26 Mar. 2024 The 59-year-old is also reuniting with an old friend for a new project, as Dre’s teasing an album on the way with Snoop Dogg. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 15 Mar. 2024 An old friend, Charlie MacLean, is a leading whisky expert, author, and consultant about Scotch whisky. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2024 The question is about getting an old friend back, but Carolyn points to an unhealthy dynamic in the friendship that might need mending instead. Haben Kelati, Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2024 Weston, who had returned home to take part in the resistance, got a message from her old friend. Jay Caspian Kang, The New Yorker, 26 Feb. 2024

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“Old friend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old%20friend. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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