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[skool-fel-oh] /ˈskulˌfɛl oʊ/
a schoolmate.
Origin of schoolfellow
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at school1, fellow Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The invitation was from a schoolfellow of mine, Mysie Sutherland by name.

  • I' ll not suffer any man to laugh at an old friend—and—and—schoolfellow!

  • Of the schoolfellow who had induced him to become a monk, we hear no more.

  • We used to give a lift in our carriage to this schoolfellow and author-friend of ours.

    My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore
  • This gentleman had been his schoolfellow at the Grammar School in Aberdeen.

    The Book-Hunter

    John Hill Burton
  • Are you so fond of this schoolfellow, or do you find home dull?'

    Sarah's School Friend

    May Baldwin
  • The succeeding numbers were given to her schoolfellow, Miss Walker.

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
  • That noble fellow who stands there is my schoolfellow, my old familiar friend!

    Hurricane Hurry W.H.G. Kingston
  • I left the neighbourhood where I was known, and assumed the name of a schoolfellow who had died.

    Basil Wilkie Collins
  • This lady was the mother of Edith and of the schoolfellow of Coningsby.

    Coningsby Benjamin Disraeli

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