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cordial -- as in: a cordial reception
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  • My guardian was very kind and cordial with him, but rather grave, enough so to cause Ada, when he had departed and we were going upstairs to bed, to say, "Cousin John, I hope you don’t think the worse of Richard?"
  • "How I hoped you would begin, and how go on, I told you when we spoke of these things last," said Mr. Jarndyce in a cordial and encouraging manner.
  • "George’s godson, is he?" rejoins Mr. Bucket with extreme cordiality.
  • "The dearest friend I have!" returned Mr. Skimpole cordially.
  • With the strictest truth, for his momentary hesitation was gone (it had not lasted a minute), and his fine, sensible, cordial, sterling manner was restored.
  • He had heard downstairs who was with me, and they met with cordial pleasure.
  • She uses some odd expressions, but is as cordial and full of heart as sanity itself can be—more so than it often is.
  • Ada and I gave her a cordial welcome and presented her to Mr. Jarndyce, to whom she said as she sat down, "Ma’s compliments, and she hopes you’ll excuse her, because she’s correcting proofs of the plan.
  • He now shook them cordially by the hand and said, "Miss Summerson and gentlemen, this is an old comrade of mine, Matthew Bagnet.
  • "—So exactly like the face of old days," said Richard in his cordial voice, and taking my hand with the brotherly regard which nothing ever changed, "that I can’t make pretences with her.

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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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