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Cohort   /kˈoʊhɔrt/   Listen

A company of companions or supporters.
A band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion).
A group of people having approximately the same age.  Synonyms: age bracket, age group.

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"Cohort" Quotes from Famous Books

... cohort of gigantic Sicambrians, blue-eyed, bearded, blond and red haired. In front of them Roman eagles were carried by banner-bearers called "imaginarii," tablets with inscriptions, statues of German and Roman gods, and finally statues and busts of Caesar. From under the skins and armor of the soldier ...
— Quo Vadis - A Narrative of the Time of Nero • Henryk Sienkiewicz

... those by his marriage, but by his father's second marriage. He was like the eldest son of the family to whom all looked for sustenance. There came to the seat of government that Dennis Hanks, his cousin, who stood to reach for boons on the platform of rails which they had cut long ago in cohort. Dennis was seeking the pardon of some "Copperheads"—that is, Southern sympathizers of the North, veiled in their enmity, but dangerous. The secretary of war had pronounced against any leniency toward what were dubbed glaring traitors. All the chief could do—for he bared his head ...
— The Lincoln Story Book • Henry L. Williams

... made to combine the pleasures of an outing with the aims of a literary campaign. It was an invitation to join one of these tramps that tempted my friend and me away from Paris at the season when that city is at its best. Being unable, on account of other engagements, to start with the cohort from the capital, we made a dash for it and caught them up at Carcassonne during the fĂȘtes that the little Languedoc city was offering to ...
— The Ways of Men • Eliot Gregory

Words linked to "Cohort" :   elderly, set, age group, company, aged, youth, circle, band, lot, people, young

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