stay friends

idiom

: to continue to be friends
They stayed friends throughout their lives.

Examples of stay friends in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Elvis and Ann-Margret would stay friends until his death in 1977, but Priscilla wouldn’t meet her until his funeral. Shannon Carlin, TIME, 3 Nov. 2023 In the WhatsApp group, my aggressive campaign to persuade everyone to stay friends forever was already underway. Caity Weaver, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2023 There are plenty of reasons to want to stay friends with someone, but not all of them are healthy. Gyan Yankovich, SELF, 12 Dec. 2022 Since then, the two have vowed to stay friends and have commented here and there on the reason for the breakup, citing hectic work schedules and shifting priorities. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 20 Apr. 2022 Will Elliot and Rue stay friends? Ellise Shafer, Variety, 27 Feb. 2022 Sources told multiple outlets that Rodgers and Woodley intended to stay friends following their broken engagement. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 24 Feb. 2022 These efforts at resurrecting dead customs are as self-conscious and, probably, as doomed as the get-togethers of lovers who try to stay friends after a breakup. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 Meanwhile, Amanda wrote on Instagram that even though things didn’t work out with Michael, the two decided to stay friends. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 3 Aug. 2020 See More

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“Stay friends.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stay%20friends. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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