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Definitiona greeting — such as "Hi", "Dear John:", or "Ladies and Gentlemen"
the act of greeting
- Steerforth, after very much improving Mrs. Gummidge's spirits by a cheerful salutation and a jocose embrace, took my arm, and hurried me away.Chapters 22-24 (10% in)
- Though I could almost have consigned her to the mercies of the wind on the topmost pinnacle of the Cathedral, without remorse, I made a virtue of necessity, and gave her a friendly salutation.Chapters 37-39 (77% in)
- 'Gentlemen!' said Mr. Micawber, after the first salutations, 'you are friends in need, and friends indeed.Chapters 49-51 (12% in)
- 'Well, Mr. and Mrs. Micawber,' was my aunt's first salutation after we were seated.Chapters 52-54 (68% in)
There are no more uses of "salutation" in David Copperfield.
Typical Usage (best examples)