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Hospitality

Abigail
undoes husband’s unneighborliness with fare for David’s troops. [O.T.: I Samuel 25:23–27]
Abraham
graciously receives and treats three wayfarers. [O.T.: Genesis 18:1–15]
Acestes
Sicilian king; entertains Aeneas. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
Alcandre
Polybus’ wife; entertains Helen and Menelaus on their way home from Troy. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
Bailley, Harry
“Mr. Congeniality.” [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales]
Boniface
jovial innkeeper; name became generic for restaurateur. [Br. Drama: The Beaux’ Stratagem; Espy, 129]
fatted calf, the
best calf killed for feast to celebrate return of prodigal son. [N.T.: Luke 15:13]
Gatsby, Jay
character who serves nothing but the best to his guests. [Am. Lit.: The Great Gatsby]
Glorious Appollers, the
known for their cordiality and sociability. [Br. Lit.: Old Curiosity Shop]
Julian the Hospitaler
set up famed hospice for weary travelers. [Medieval Romance: Hall, 181]
Lot
treated and feted two disguised angels. [O.T.: Genesis, 19:1–3]
Lycus
by hospitably entertaining Hercules, earned his gratitude and military assistance. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 156]
oak
symbol of graciousness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
Phaeacians
island people befriend and aid both Odysseus and the Argonauts. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 780]
Philemon and Baucis
poor couple welcomes disguised gods refused by rich households. [Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
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Lastly, think about ways to be hospitable beyond your own doors.
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But I do not buy the argument that India has ceased to be a hospitable, profitable destination for foreign investment.
Mrs Chandler urged her family not to worry, saying she and husband Paul were "safe" and described their captors as "very hospitable people".
TRIPLE-Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie has backed plans for Great Britain to maximise home advantage at 2012 - providing London is still hospitable to other competing countries.
We had to get my cocker spaniel Sam put to sleep because of a serious infection on his leg but I would just like to say the staff were very nice, hospitable and very sympathetic.
5 : an act of kindness or politeness <His hospitable attentions were brief .
AN ORBITING spacecraft has discovered a key mineral in bedrock on the surface of Mars that suggests the planet might once have had an environment hospitable to life, scientists reported today.
Goddamn it's been years since I've been to North Carolina, but this mag's makin' it look damn good (especially Wilmington, where I know the locals are hospitable and festive).

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