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Use "companionate" in a sentence
"Ruth you called your companionate, a beauty from the bible, of the flushpots of Euston and the hanging garments of Maryle-bone."
"Why, then, is homosexual sex in the same context (a long-term companionate union) wrong (Macedo, 1995)?"
"And very few people are going to give up the idea of companionate marriage completely."