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We always invite the neighbors and they never reciprocate!
  to give in return — such as invitations, gifts, actions, or feelings
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  • We always invite the neighbors and they never reciprocate!
  • She was also in full-on flirt mode with Michael, who seemed more than happy to reciprocate.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • He was the one person Garrett shared a real understanding with, a feeling reciprocated by the old man.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • "Or maybe you want to point out everyone else’s imperfections so you stay the Queen of Perfect."
    That’s not fair. I don’t want to point out her flaws, but if I see her going on a self-destructive path, isn’t it up to me as her friend to stop her? Maybe not. ... The only one I let close enough is Sierra. How dare I give Darlene advice when she can’t reciprocate?
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry

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  • That her son had developed all the latent characteristics of a three-dollar bill escaped her notice—all she knew was that she was glad he lived in Birmingham because he was oppressively devoted to her, which meant that she felt obliged to make an effort to reciprocate, which she could not with any spontaneity do.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I reciprocate his handshake.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • That trick that still freaks him out and he still can’t reciprocate.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • Jared had told her about a new level of reciprocation encouraged among the CE staff.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • That’s also why we rarely say thank you, manana, because we believe a Pashtun will never forget a good deed and is bound to reciprocate at some point, just as he will a bad one.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • She forced a smile, one that wasn’t reciprocated.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice

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  • As to demonstrating that I bore them no ill will — this I felt would be easy enough to do, but would be of little value unless the wolves felt like reciprocating.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • The Helpers, feeling compelled to reciprocate, stopped walking and set down their buckets so they could wave back.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • You flirt and say things like you have intentions with me that I’m not willing to reciprocate.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I feel her body soften just slightly against mine, but she doesn’t move her arms or reciprocate.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Obviously, though, the time has come for me to reciprocate, and so I do.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Our performance was greeted with rapturous applause, and the Gypsies reciprocated, a young man singing some sort of wailing lament to the accompa— niment of an ancient fiddle.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He knew that she had intended this move as invitation, but he had not reciprocated.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • He let go of my hand only in order to reciprocate.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • The prince reciprocated this antipathy, but it was overpowered by his contempt for her.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "I’m sure she didn’t reciprocate the sentiment," muttered Luke.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • He quite understood and reciprocated my good intentions, as I had reason to know thereafter.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • By jettisoning the Under 15 team, Luma still wouldn’t have time for herself exactly, but she could focus her energies on the kids who were reciprocating her commitment to the Fugees.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • ’Certainly not,’ replied the Jew, reciprocating the grin with which Charley put the question.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • He waved back to everyone in elegant reciprocation and showered generous handfuls of foilcovered Hershey kisses to the rejoicing multitudes.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • She deemed it her crime most to be repented of, that she had ever endured and reciprocated the lukewarm grasp of his hand, and had suffered the smile of her lips and eyes to mingle and melt into his own.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • When his food gets knocked on the floor, he should reciprocate?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Her feeling was evidently reciprocated; the very back of the man, as he walked along before them, was hostile, sullenly contemptuous.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • For a long time, for long months, Siddhartha waited for his son to understand him, to accept his love, to perhaps reciprocate it.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Do you agree with them? I believe, Eragon, that you are full of love and that you are looking for one who will reciprocate your affection.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Nor is this any very easy matter; for in his rear is the immense projecting steering oar hitting him now and then in the small of his back, the after-oar reciprocating by rapping his knees in front.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Little Chandler said nothing until the barman returned with two glasses: then he touched his friend’s glass lightly and reciprocated the former toast.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Oh, that you still cherish a romantic schoolgirl passion for him which he reciprocates as well as his honorable nature will permit him.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He would have recoiled still more had he been aware that her attachment rose unsolicited, and was bestowed where it awakened no reciprocation of sentiment; for the minute he discovered its existence he laid the blame on Heathcliff’s deliberate designing.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • In what manners did she reciprocate?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • It’s not just the recollection of what Rob said and how Cedric failed to reciprocate that eats at him.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Lots of us reach out to those different from ourselves, or to those more famous or successful than we are, but that gesture isn’t always reciprocated.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Perhaps I was expected to laugh heartily; or indeed, reciprocate with some remark of my own.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • He feelingly alluded to the young lady, unknown, whom Traddles had honoured with his affection, and who had reciprocated that affection by honouring and blessing Traddles with her affection.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Surely the Mary Ann Wilson I have mentioned was inferior to my first acquaintance: she could only tell me amusing stories, and reciprocate any racy and pungent gossip I chose to indulge in; while, if I have spoken truth of Helen, she was qualified to give those who enjoyed the privilege of her converse a taste of far higher things.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I tried to reciprocate, even though I suddenly felt uneasy, remembering that night I’d seen him in this same place with Roscoe.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • In the driveway there are hugs and kisses good-bye, initiated by Maxine, his parents reciprocating clumsily.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • I certainly hope and expect you to feel that the Coldfields are qualified to reciprocate whatever particularly signal honor marriage with anyone might confer upon them.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • He was extremely cordial and reciprocated these sentiments.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Tess would fain not have conversed with Marian of the man who was legally, if not actually, her husband; but the irresistible fascination of the subject betrayed her into reciprocating Marian’s remarks.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Our parents reciprocated with gifts to the grooms’ familiesof eggs and rice to symbolize our fertility.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Maybe that’s why I am so determined to reciprocate.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • And so you chance to find, you know," Mr. Bucket went on, stooping over him with an air of cheerful raillery which Mr. Smallweed by no means reciprocated, "and so you chance to find, you know, a paper with the signature of Jarndyce to it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • And Ratterer reciprocated that feeling, for he had the notion that Clyde was innocent and inexperienced and that he would like to do some little thing for him if he could.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • I’ve never loved anyone but you, I wanted to say, but common sense prevailed, reminding me that it would be better to save those words for another time, when I had her full attention and the words might be reciprocated.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • At first Tereza gave way, but when she realized her courtesy was not being reciprocated, she started clutching her umbrella like the other women and ramming it forcefully against the oncoming umbrellas.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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Associated words [difficulty]:   reciprocate [4] , reciprocal [7] , reciprocal [7] , reciprocity [8]
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