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cordial -- as in: a cordial reception
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  • They’ve been awfully cordial to me.
  • Dave Dyer and Sam Clark were as cordial as she had been fancying; but wasn’t there an impersonal abruptness in the "H’ are yuh?" of Chet Dashaway?
  • People cordial to her but watching her all the time.
  • And I don’t know as I call it so damn cordial in Mrs. McGanum when I holler at her on the street and she nods back like she had a sore neck.
  • She impulsively invited the Dillons to the dramatic association meeting, and when Kennicott was brusque to them she was unusually cordial, and felt virtuous.
  • All members of the social, financial, scientific, literary, and sporting sets were at No. 7 to meet Bresnahan; Mrs. Lyman Cass was beside Del Snafflin the barber, and Juanita Haydock almost cordial to Miss Villets the librarian.
  • But to Erik Valborg he was not cordial.
  • She met Mrs. Westlake in Uncle Whittier’s store, and before that alert stare forgot her determination to be rude, and was shakily cordial.
  • This ancient opponent seemed likely to be her most intimate friend, for Vida Sherwin, though she was cordial, stood back and watched for imported heresies.
  • VII Kennicott was cordial to Fern Mullins, teased her, told her he was a "great hand for running off with pretty school-teachers," and promised that if the school-board should object to her dancing, he would "bat ’cause one over the head and tell ’cause how lucky they were to get a girl with some go to her, for once."
  • She panted, "They will be cordial to me, because my man belongs to their tribe.

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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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