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good morning

a conventional expression at meeting or parting in the morning. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "good-morning, Bokes," said Graines, as he placed himself in front of the seaman.

    A Victorious Union Oliver Optic
  • "good-morning, Captain Cram," said he, as he passed his smiling chief.

    Waring's Peril Charles King
  • While she was waiting, she heard Lucy come downstairs and knew that she meant to wish her good-morning.

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
  • Once I knew of a herder leaving a ranch because the boss said good-morning to him.

    The Story of Wool Sara Ware Bassett
  • "good-morning, mistress," said he familiarly, approaching Madame Desvarennes.

    Serge Panine, Complete Georges Ohnet
  • good-morning, Madam Long-legs; already, so early, upon the pond?

    The Oriental Story Book Wilhelm Hauff
  • What you want is a doll that you can wind up once a fortnight to say 'good-morning, dear,' and 'Good-night, dear.'

  • After a silence he started on, saying, “good-morning,” very pleasantly.

    A Young Man in a Hurry Robert W. Chambers
  • He did not look up when his assistant entered the office; his response to her "good-morning" was of the briefest.

    Queed Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • And now, if you'll allow me, I'll wish you good-morning, ma'am.

    The Bertrams Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for good-morning

good morning

sentence substitute
a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used in the morning
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Idioms and Phrases with good-morning

good morning

see under good day
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