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cordial -- as in: a cordial reception
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  • "How is everything, Martin?" he said cordially.
  • He was cordial now in all his letters, however much he irritated them by the parental advice with which he penalized them for every check he sent.
  • Pickerbaugh had a way of pressing his thumb into the back of your hand which was extraordinarily cordial and painful.
  • Martin, very busy, restrained his desire to observe, "You win— g’ by!" and he buzzed, with the cordiality suitable to a new Assistant Director: "No, I’m afraid I can’t."
  • He was cordial; he invited Martin to step out for a dish of tea as though he almost meant it; but beside him Martin felt young, rustic, inept.
  • But the Director was as cordial to the insignificant Martin Arrowsmith as though Martin were a visiting senator.
  • Wasn’t it simply too decent of the Director to be so eager to recognize and help you in every way! So cordial—and so helpful.
  • With excessive cordiality, with excessive applause when Clif remarked, "You better go back to work and put some salt on a coupla bacteria’s tails," Martin guided him to the reception-room, safely past the girl clerk, and to the elevator.
  • …offensive briskness of the man who has numerous engagements, or the yet more offensive quietness of the person who is amused by his inferiors; master technicians, readers of papers at medical congresses, executives and controllers, unafraid to operate before a hundred peering doctors, or to give well-bred and exceedingly final orders to subordinates; captaingenerals of medicine, never doubting themselves, great priests and healers; men mature and wise and careful and blandly cordial.
  • Even more than Clay Tredgold was he a leader of the Ashford Grove aristocracy, but, while he stood like an invading barbarian in the blue and silver room, Schlemihl was cordial: "Glad meet yuh, Doctor.
  • I doubt if in the whole scientific world there’s two people that can be trusted as much as you two surly birds!" Holabird rose, straight and handsome and cordial, his hand out.

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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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