“I finally found Tareq downstairs sitting in darkness in the theater room, holding the dog back from greeting me,” Michaele said.
Prior to the Tucson tragedy, they were greeting the upcoming repeal efforts with a group yawn.
In New York, greeting and kissing has lately become very perplexing.
Later she explains why typical forms of greeting in Sierra Leone, such as shaking hands and hugging, are no longer acceptable.
The man of the hour spent much of the evening at the door, along with his young son, greeting guests one by one.
Conan stepped forward, sheathing his knife, and the other roared a greeting.
It would be well, perchance, that you should give him greeting from me.
Joan returned his greeting and said that she could not sleep all the time.
I pray you, Alleyne, to give him greeting from me, and to ask him for his titles and coat-armor.
This was Petrograd greeting the representatives of the people.
Old English greting "salutation," verbal noun from gretan (see greet). Related: Greetings. First record of greeting card is from 1876.
Old English gretan "to come in contact with" (in sense of "attack, accost" as well as "salute, welcome," and "touch, take hold of, handle"), from West Germanic *grotjan (cf. Old Saxon grotian, Old Frisian greta, Dutch groeten, Old High German gruozen, German grüßen "to salute, greet"), perhaps originally "to resound" (via notion of "cause to speak"), causative of Proto-Germanic *grætanan, root of Old English grætan (Anglian gretan) "weep, bewail," from PIE *gher- "to call out." Greet still can mean "cry, weep" in Scottish & northern England dialect, though this might be from a different root. Grætan is probably also the source of the second element in regret. Related: Greeted; greeting.