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Best man

the chief attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding.
Contemporary Examples

The Audacity of Poping Christopher Buckley March 25, 2009
Brazil’s Wedding Massacre Dom Phillips December 27, 2010
Brazil’s Wedding Massacre Dom Phillips December 27, 2010
Manhunt for a Cop-Hating Pennsylvania ‘Survivalist’ Michael Daly September 16, 2014
‘Domestic Terrorism’ Kills Six in Oak Creek Sikh Temple Ben Jacobs August 5, 2012

Historical Examples

The Glimpses of the Moon Edith Wharton
Way of the Lawless Max Brand
The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2 Elizabeth Bisland
The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
The Works of Horace Horace

the (male) attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding


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