The council agreed to my proposal, so that we concluded to keep company together, and to proceed for the Red Sea.
Right, Davy,—always right,—them's the men to keep company with!
"Assuredly not, but I see your Quintilian in great danger of coming to keep company with my Pliny," answered the doctor.
The young woman I keep company with,” said I, “pray what do you mean?
There is that new flax to be spun,112 and you may keep company with your uncle.
Do not “keep company” with covetous persons and extortioners.
Reginald, I shall never marry you if you keep company with grooms, and speak their language.
I'll keep company with Ulick—with Mr. Invern as much as I please.
However, if he took it into his head to keep company with a party, all felt perfectly secure under his charge.
Get a girl to keep company with you, and then turn your back on her!
mid-12c., "large group of people," from Old French compagnie "society, friendship, intimacy; body of soldiers" (12c.), from Late Latin companio (see companion). Meaning "companionship" is from late 13c. Sense of "business association" first recorded 1550s, having earlier been used in reference to trade guilds (c.1300). Meaning "subdivision of an infantry regiment" is from 1580s. Abbreviation co. dates from 1670s.