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Sport a match played for its own sake, and not as part of a competition, etc.
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Nevertheless, such running was an habitual expression of happiness and friendliness in dogdom, and especially strong had been his inheritance of it from Terrence and Biddy, the noted love-runners of the Solomons.
But after all, there is a certain shrill friendliness in their greeting."
The King of Serendib received with satisfaction the assurance of the Caliph's friendliness toward him, and now my task being accomplished I was anxious to depart, but it was some time before the king would think of letting me go.
The two tribes maintained toward each other, also a friendliness of aspect which gave Captain Bonneville reason to hope that all past animosity was effectually buried.
To tell the truth they were somewhat inclined to be lazy, but a perfect tumult of hilarity prevailed; and they worked together so unitedly, and seemed actuated by such an instinct of friendliness, that it was truly beautiful to behold.
There was so much of friendliness, and of flattery, and of everything most bewitching in his reception there; the old were so hospitable, the young so agreeable, that he could not but resolve to remain where he was, and take all the charms and perfections of Edward's wife upon credit a little longer.
You really must let me thank you for the friendliness, the help, the confidence, the real aid at a time of deadly danger and deadly fear which you showed me.
I am sure Louisa will be as glad as I am if Countess Olenska will let us include her among our guests." He got up, bent his long body with a stiff friendliness toward his cousin, and added: "I think I have Louisa's authority for saying that she will herself leave the invitation to dine when she drives out presently: with our cards--of course with our cards."
Strickland gave mt a look in which I read no great friendliness, but did not answer.
Other data suggest that indiscriminate friendliness is the most persistent symptom linked to attachment disorder, remarks psychiatrist Charles H.
In its third annual state-by-state wealth friendliness survey, Bloomberg Personal Finance magazine gives Arkansas a grade of "C" with an overall ranking of 25 and a retirement ranking of 21.
According to data from the Barna Research Group, people who change denominations cite the following influences on their choice of a particular church: a sense of community, friendliness to visitors, service to the poor, convenience of service times, the quality of preaching, children's programs, adult religious education, and music