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cordial
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
friendly — usually warm and heartfelt, but possibly only polite
  • In the case of the faculty, they exercised a "cordial" hatred of Lish because his father was so famous that many faculty members were afraid of him—and Lish's mother, the divorcee, was a beauty and a whorish flirt.
    p. 373.5
  • We mustn't be afraid to change!" he added cordially, but his wife ignored him.
    p. 164.6
  • He was witty—even Owen was impressed by Lish's editorial cleverness for The Grave—and he was cordially loathed by students and faculty alike; I say "cordially," in the case of the students, because no one would have refused an invitation to one of his father's or his mother's parties.
    p. 373.4
  • He was witty—even Owen was impressed by Lish's editorial cleverness for The Grave—and he was cordially loathed by students and faculty alike; I say "cordially," in the case of the students, because no one would have refused an invitation to one of his father's or his mother's parties.
    p. 373.4

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