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fellow traveller Line breaks: fellow travel¦ler

Definition of fellow traveller in English:

noun

1A person who travels with another: the flight attendant asked my fellow travellers to turn off their phones
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  • Researchers have found that eight in ten of us display annoying habits that drive our fellow travellers up the wall.
  • Be aware of the lack of arm room and be courteous to your fellow travellers.
  • There are any number of things that can blight a train journey: unruly children; fellow travellers barking into mobile phones; signal failures.
1.1A person who is not a member of a particular group or political party (especially the Communist Party), but who sympathizes with the group’s aims and policies: he was certainly a fellow traveller—in the political context of the Thirties this was unremarkable
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  • Sartre has been dismissed politically as a Stalinist fellow traveller.
  • George Orwell once remarked to a Communist fellow traveler with whom he was having a dispute: ‘You must be an intellectual.’
  • If he was a communist or even a fellow-traveller then clearly that would be a different matter but he was a committed anti-Soviet.

Derivatives

fellow-travelling

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Only they - plus a few fellow-travelling experts drawn from academia - truly comprehend the convoluted mysteries of contemporary art.
  • He moved in fellow-travelling circles, modestly supporting Soviet causes.
  • And then he looks at his father and shows you how he was at one point a fellow-traveling member of the Communist Party, and how he ended up becoming very right-wing, a rabid Tory, frankly.

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