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Word: cordial

Definition: warmly friendly; gracious; heartfelt; Ex. cordial welcome


Sentences Containing 'cordial'

Mr. Darcy walked off; and Elizabeth remained with no very cordial feelings toward him.
But my feelings are not only cordial towards him; they are even impartial towards Miss King.
Their reception from Mr. Bennet, to whom they then turned, was not quite so cordial.
said Dantes, and without relinquishing Mercedes hand clasped in one of his own, he extended the other to the Catalan with a cordial air.
Our former differences were forgotten, and our meeting was very cordial and affectionate.
In short, the Judge made his entrance in a state of bewilderment, as well with what he saw as what he heard, and the fair ladies of the inn gave the fair damsel a cordial welcome.
We shook hands in a very cordial way; and I laughed and laughed, until I pulled out my pocket-handkerchief and wiped my eyes.
As when I saw my little darling looking up so naturally to those cordial eyes.
Without saying a word, she walked up with a cordial face, shook hands with him, and patted him on the arm.
It was not long, before I had almost as many friends in the valley as in Yarmouth: and when I left it, before the winter set in, for Geneva, and came back in the spring, their cordial greetings had a homely sound to me, although they were not conveyed in English words.
'And every little thing that has reminded me of my brother,' said Agnes, with her cordial eyes turned cheerfully upon me, 'has been a welcome companion.
When I read to Agnes what I wrote; when I saw her listening face; moved her to smiles or tears; and heard her cordial voice so earnest on the shadowy events of that imaginative world in which I lived; I thought what a fate mine might have been--but only thought so, as I had thought after I was married to Dora, what I could have wished my wife to be.
But the captain, Mr. Thomas Wilcocks, an honest worthy Shropshire man, observing I was ready to faint, took me into his cabin, gave me a cordial to comfort me, and made me turn in upon his own bed, advising me to take a little rest, of which I had great need.

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