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hospitable

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Definition welcoming
in various senses, including:
  • inclined to treat guests well — as in "She is good-natured and hospitable."
  • favorable to life and growth — as in "The climate is hospitable to roses."
  • open to new ideas or change — as in "The organization is hospitable to new ideas."
  • a good-natured and hospitable man
hospitable = welcoming
  • The human soul is hospitable, and will entertain conflicting sentiments and contradictory opinions with much impartiality
    George Eliot
  • a hospitable environment
  • ...and everyone felt at home at once, all were so hospitable and kind.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Eight Cousins
  • The city offers a hospitable business environment.
  • soil sufficiently hospitable for forest growth
  • I lived near Victoria Station, and I recall long excursions by bus to the hospitable houses of the literary.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Moon and Sixpence
  • a hospitable act
  • My kind friends here are most affectionately urgent with me to prolong my stay, but their hospitable and cheerful dispositions lead them too much into society for my present situation and state of mind;
    Jane Austen  --  Lady Susan
  • Be hospitable to one another without complaint.
    1 Peter 4:9 (NASB)
  • "Better to be without logic than without feeling," retorted Frances, who was now passing backwards and forwards from her cupboard to the table, intent, if not on hospitable thoughts, at least on hospitable deeds...
    Charlotte Bronte  --  The Professor
  • He was very hospitable and jolly.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.
    Titus 1:8 (NIV)
  • As has been already stated, in the preceding pages, the author of this volume spent some time under her hospitable roof.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Did you ever know me to be inhospitable?
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in inhospitable means not and reverses the meaning of hospitable. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • I knew how inhospitable the cutthroat lower decks of an investment bank or consulting firm could be.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in inhospitable means not and reverses the meaning of hospitable. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • I learned how to be hospitable and to value people no matter what their skin color or whether they were rich or poor.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • 'Come on over for dinner with us some night, Yo-Yo,' Colonel Cathcart invited hospitably.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Fanny's last meal in her father's house was in character with her first: she was dismissed from it as hospitably as she had been welcomed.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • And after all those years, when the planet was no longer inhospitable, life would again spread over the planet.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
(Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in inhospitable means not and reverses the meaning of hospitable. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)

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