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The traditional Hindu salutation is "Namaste".
  a greeting — such as "Hi",  "Dear John:", or "Ladies and Gentlemen"


the act of greeting
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  • The traditional Hindu salutation is "Namaste".
  • Greetings and salutations.
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  • they dance about it with gentle actions of salutation;
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest

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  • Ahoshta Tarkaan to Kidrash Tarkaan, salutation and peace.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • Drinks are offered, salutations exchanged, compliments murmured, sometimes shouted, to Izzi’s embarrassment.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • I suppose the other older folks who live here receive their due share of generosity and respect, but it seems I alone rate the blustery greeting, the special salutation.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Salutations!
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Omitting the salutation, I began.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • To everybody I met, I flashed the toothy grin, the hearty salutation, and the slaphappy demeanor of someone desperately in need of friendship.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • Take the penny to William with my salutations.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Though I had only a few words of Gaelic, I had heard the old salutation often enough to be familiar with it.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Without speaking or giving any kind of salutation, Martin went out, closing the door silently behind him.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • ] Signior Romeo, bon jour! there’s a French salutation to your French slop.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • He rose to return the salutation.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Having answered the Count’s salutation, I turned to the glass again to see how I had been mistaken.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The old lady smilingly returned his salutation, and, closing the door, went back to her own room.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • They were dear boys, she thought, as she returned their salutations.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • "And where the deuce ha’ you been?" was Mrs. Joe’s Christmas salutation, when I and my conscience showed ourselves.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • It was raised for a moment, and a very faint voice responded to the salutation, as if it were at a distance: "Good day!"
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • But the fresh air and bright sun seldom failed to restore me to some degree of composure, and on my return I met the salutations of my friends with a readier smile and a more cheerful heart.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Whenever I went out, I heard on all sides cordial salutations, and was welcomed with friendly smiles.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Love is the salutation of the angels to the stars.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Soon he was proscribing parts of salutations and signatures and leaving the text untouched.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Then he took up the corkscrew and went out of the door sideways, muttering some form of salutation.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • The salutations varied from man to woman, adults to children, boys to girls, as well as by rank and prestige.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • And the young men returned the bows with thanks, returned the wish, went on their way with salutations.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Mr. Wickham, after a few moments, touched his hat—a salutation which Mr. Darcy just deigned to return.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • After they had discoursed somewhat together, they turned to me with sign of salutation; and my Master smiled thereat.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • As soon as this slight salutation had passed, Montcalm moved toward them with a quick but graceful step, baring his head to the veteran, and dropping his spotless plume nearly to the earth in courtesy.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Sally had bustled off to her kitchen whilst Jellyband, still profuse with his respectful salutations, arranged one or two chairs around the fire.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • "Your sarvant, sir, your sarvant," said the grub-man, making a low salutation behind his apron.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • The queen remained for a short time to receive the compliments of the city dignitaries and to reply to the salutations of the ladies.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • He is at hand; and Pindarus is come To do you salutation from his master.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • On whom the Angel Hail Bestowed, the holy salutation used Long after to blest Mary, second Eve.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • When its master came into the room it winked one eye in salutation, although it was stuffed.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Such salutations always astonished Dick—acquaintances saying "Hi!" to them, or speaking only to one of them.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Hail, king, for so thou art: behold, where stands The usurper’s cursed head: the time is free: I see thee compass’d with thy kingdom’s pearl That speak my salutation in their minds; Whose voices I desire aloud with mine,— Hail, King of Scotland!
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • I would have passed after a brief salutation, for among us there is a dislike of the moneylending class, but he stood squarely in my path.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • Courteous salutations were exchanged on meeting, and inquiring one of the other which way each party was going, they learned that all were bound for the scene of the burial, so they went on all together.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Kartasov went out without making his salutation, and the box was left empty.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • After the common salutations were over, observing his lordship’s countenance full of concern, and inquiring into the reason, he desired "I would hear him with patience, in a matter that highly concerned my honour and my life."
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Steerforth, after very much improving Mrs. Gummidge’s spirits by a cheerful salutation and a jocose embrace, took my arm, and hurried me away.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Then, making a salutation as to the ship herself, "And good-bye to you too, old Rights-of-Man."
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Sometimes I saw him at his work in the woods, felling trees, and he would greet me with a laugh of inexpressible satisfaction, and a salutation in Canadian French, though he spoke English as well.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • ’Papa!’ she exclaimed, after the morning’s salutations, ’guess whom I saw yesterday, in my walk on the moors.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • What could Briggs do but accept the salutation?
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • They left the pool in silence, after this one salutation.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • The only parting salutation of which he delivered himself was a sulky ’Good night, father!’
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Maria had turned and waved her hand at him and El Sordo waved disparagingly with the abrupt, Spanish upward flick of the forearm as though something were being tossed away which seems the negation of all salutation which has not to do with business.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
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