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cordial -- as in: a cordial reception
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Great Expectations
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  • "Well aged parent," said Wemmick, shaking hands with him in a cordial and jocose way, "how am you?"
  • But, he was particular in stipulating that if I were not received with cordiality, or if I were not encouraged to repeat my visit as a visit which had no ulterior object but was simply one of gratitude for a favor received, then this experimental trip should have no successor.
  • Of course I knew better than to offer to see Miss Skiffins home, and under the circumstances I thought I had best go first; which I did, taking a cordial leave of the Aged, and having passed a pleasant evening.
  • I cordially assented.
  • We exchanged a cordial good-night, and I went home, with new matter for my thoughts, though with no relief from the old.
  • We had all shaken hands cordially, and neither Herbert’s eyes nor mine were quite dry, when I saw a four-oared galley shoot out from under the bank but a little way ahead of us, and row out into the same track.
  • There was something charmingly cordial and engaging in the manner in which after saying "Now, Handel," as if it were the grave beginning of a portentous business exordium, he had suddenly given up that tone, stretched out his honest hand, and spoken like a schoolboy.

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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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