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cordial -- as in: a cordial reception
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • The discussion died down for a moment, but the elder, seating himself in his former place, looked at them all as though cordially inviting them to go on.
  • His cordiality was a complete surprise to Alyosha.
  • "Alyosha, I should be very glad to meet you to-morrow morning," said Ivan cordially, standing up.
  • It wore an expression of gayety, kindness and cordiality.
  • The girl at the window turned her back indignantly on the scene; an expression of extraordinary cordiality came over the haughtily inquiring face of the woman.
  • I met with a cordial reception everywhere, as I was of a lively temperament and was known to be well off, which always goes a long way in the world.
  • They always gave me a cordial and friendly reception.
  • They looked much more amiable, almost cordial.
  • After listening attentively and respectfully Ivan went on, addressing the elder with perfect composure and as before with ready cordiality: "The whole point of my article lies in the fact that during the first three centuries Christianity only existed on earth in the Church and was nothing but the Church.

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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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