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cordial -- as in: a cordial reception
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Wuthering Heights
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  • Linton, recalling old times, would have me give you a cordial reception; and, of course, I am gratified when anything occurs to please her.’
  • It pleases her brother to see us cordial, and that pleases me.
  • He’ll not seem to you so gentle and kind at first, perhaps, because it is not his way: still, mind you, be frank and cordial with him; and naturally he’ll be fonder of you than any uncle, for you are his own.’
  • ’But Mr. Heathcliff was quite cordial, papa,’ observed Catherine, not at all convinced; ’and he didn’t object to our seeing each other: he said I might come to his house when I pleased; only I must not tell you, because you had quarrelled with him, and would not forgive him for marrying aunt Isabella.
  • …them; and as she had no temptation to show her rough side in their company, and had the sense to be ashamed of being rude where she experienced such invariable courtesy, she imposed unwittingly on the old lady and gentleman by her ingenious cordiality; gained the admiration of Isabella, and the heart and soul of her brother: acquisitions that flattered her from the first — for she was full of ambition — and led her to adopt a double character without exactly intending to deceive any…

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  • The countries share a long border and have cordial relations.
  • We had a cordial exchange of ideas.

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