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cordial -- as in: a cordial reception
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  • He greeted me cordially; and told me I should certainly be happy under Doctor Strong, who was one of the gentlest of men.
  • We shook hands in a very cordial way; and I laughed and laughed, until I pulled out my pocket-handkerchief and wiped my eyes.
  • Having shaken it with great cordiality, she pulled me towards her and said to Mr. Murdstone: ’You can go when you like; I’ll take my chance with the boy.
  • ’I was so surprised at first,’ said I, giving him welcome with all the cordiality I felt, ’that I had hardly breath to greet you with, Steerforth.’
  • He was too rheumatic to be shaken hands with, but he begged me to shake the tassel on the top of his nightcap, which I did most cordially.
  • It was like her cordial voice in my ears.
  • ’Is it, indeed?’ she said, in her cordial voice.
  • He received us cordially, and made friends with Mr. Dick in a moment.
  • Here is Miss Trotwood — and Trotwood, whom you have not seen for a long while!’ and then he approached, and constrainedly gave my aunt his hand, and shook hands more cordially with me.
  • We cordially embraced; and Mr. Dick and I cordially shook hands; and Mrs. Crupp, who was busy making tea, and could not be too attentive, cordially said she had knowed well as Mr. Copperfull would have his heart in his mouth, when he see his dear relations.
  • ’My dear Copperfield,’ he returned, pressing my hand, ’your cordiality overpowers me.
  • As when I saw my little darling looking up so naturally to those cordial eyes.
  • We cordially embraced; and Mr. Dick and I cordially shook hands; and Mrs. Crupp, who was busy making tea, and could not be too attentive, cordially said she had knowed well as Mr. Copperfull would have his heart in his mouth, when he see his dear relations.
  • My aunt presented herself on being sent for, and welcomed Mr. Micawber with gracious cordiality.
  • ’My dear sir!’ for Mr. Dick was shaking hands with him again; ’I am deeply sensible of your cordiality!’
  • But her earnest cordiality, and her quiet beauty, shone with the gentler lustre for it.
  • Our meeting was not cordial.
  • Without saying a word, she walked up with a cordial face, shook hands with him, and patted him on the arm.
  • We cordially embraced; and Mr. Dick and I cordially shook hands; and Mrs. Crupp, who was busy making tea, and could not be too attentive, cordially said she had knowed well as Mr. Copperfull would have his heart in his mouth, when he see his dear relations.
  • ’Heaven knows we were!’ said I. ’And every little thing that has reminded me of my brother,’ said Agnes, with her cordial eyes turned cheerfully upon me, ’has been a welcome companion.
  • ’Tut, child!’ says my aunt; and gives her hand in overflowing cordiality to Traddles, who then gives his to Mr. Dick, who then gives his to me, who then gives mine to Traddles, and then we come to the church door.
  • It was not long, before I had almost as many friends in the valley as in Yarmouth: and when I left it, before the winter set in, for Geneva, and came back in the spring, their cordial greetings had a homely sound to me, although they were not conveyed in English words.
  • Mr. Peggotty put down the two children he had been nursing, one on each knee, to join Mr. and Mrs. Micawber in drinking to all of us in return; and when he and the Micawbers cordially shook hands as comrades, and his brown face brightened with a smile, I felt that he would make his way, establish a good name, and be beloved, go where he would.
  • When I read to Agnes what I wrote; when I saw her listening face; moved her to smiles or tears; and heard her cordial voice so earnest on the shadowy events of that imaginative world in which I lived; I thought what a fate mine might have been — but only thought so, as I had thought after I was married to Dora, what I could have wished my wife to be.
  • But I apprehend that we were personally fortunate in engaging a servant with a taste for cordials, who swelled our running account for porter at the public-house by such inexplicable items as ’quartern rum shrub (Mrs.

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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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