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reciprocal -- as in: reciprocal privileges
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as in: reciprocal privileges Define
something shared or interchanged equally (such as equal responsibility, shared feelings, mutual respect, or exchanged aid)
  • It is a reciprocal trade agreement.
  • reciprocal aid
  • Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • "I love you." I wait, barely able to breathe.
    "I know, and I know how lucky that makes me."
    I want to ... demand a reciprocal declaration.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass

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  • reciprocal privileges at other clubs
  • reciprocal compliments, which would have been esteemed about equal.
    Austen, Jane  --  Persuasion
  • The Attachment must be reciprocal.
    Austen, Jane  --  Love and Friendship
  • "That feeling is more than reciprocal, princess," Varenka answered hurriedly.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina
  • In it was the intimacy of contact with a beloved god who in such manner elected to express a reciprocal love.
    London, Jack  --  Jerry of the Islands
  • Let our reciprocal vows be rememb’red.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Lear

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  • This view of the reciprocal causal independence of mind and matter has no basis except in metaphysical theory.
    Russell, Bertrand  --  The Analysis of Mind
  • He had two selves within him apparently, and they must learn to accommodate each other and bear reciprocal impediments.
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • They were unmarried, young, of the same age and of the same tastes, which was enough to account for the reciprocal friendship between them.
    Cervantes, Miguel  --  Don Quixote
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as in: reciprocal privileges Define
something shared or interchanged equally (such as equal responsibility, shared feelings, mutual respect, or exchanged aid)
as in: reciprocal numbers Define
inversely related -- especially one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1; e.g., 1/5 is the reciprocal of 5
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