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as in: consort together Define
spend time with -- especially spending leisure time with people considered undesirable; or one of the people with whom time is spent
  • Like a dingy London bird among the birds at roost in these pleasant fields, where the sheep are all made into parchment, the goats into wigs, and the pasture into chaff, the lawyer, smoke-dried and faded, dwelling among mankind but not consorting with them, aged without experience of genial youth, and so long used to make his cramped nest in holes and corners of human nature that he has forgotten its broader and better range, comes sauntering home.

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  • She consorts with criminals.
  • Queequeg never consorted at all, or but very little, with the other seamen in the inn.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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as in: consort together Define
spend time with -- especially spending leisure time with people considered undesirable; or one of the people with whom time is spent
as in: her consort Define
a husband or wife -- especially of a reigning monarch
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