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cordial
used in Tom Jones

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Definition
friendly — usually warm and heartfelt, but possibly only polite
  • Several cordials was likewise prescribed in the same ineffective manner; till the landlord ordered up a tankard of strong beer, with a toast, which he said was the best cordial in England.
    Book 7 (75% in)
  • As soon as she had a little recollected her spirits, and somewhat composed herself with a cordial, she began to inform the company of the manifold injuries she had received from her husband; who, she said, was not contented to injure her in her bed; but, upon her upbraiding him with it, had treated her in the cruelest manner imaginable; had tore her cap and hair from her head, and her stays from her body, giving her, at the same time, several blows, the marks of which she should carry...
    Book 2 (34% in)
  • "My dear lord," said she, "you certainly want a cordial.
    Book 15 (22% in)

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