“Ozzy rules,” he said as his salutation, his pinky, pointer, and thumb outstretched in perfect formation.
Her salutation reads, “Robert S, McNamara—revered, praised, questioned, respected, honored, celebrated … and loved.”
I settled on “Oh God of our many understandings” as the salutation.
Arm in arm with Brunson, the don would give him that salutation.
She answered his salutation with a frank inclination of the head.
The elder brother rose from his chair as they entered, although his salutation was even grimmer than his first welcome.
"We shut the door when the steed's stolen, Mr. Arthur," was his salutation.
All this honour ostensibly shown to Petrarch was really the salutation to the new dawn.
After hailing the morn with this second salutation, he threw a boot at the woman as a third.
"This has been a distressing affair," said Lady Lufton after her first salutation.
late 14c., from Old French salutacion "greeting," from Latin salutationem (nominative salutatio) "a greeting, saluting," noun of action from past participle stem of salutare "to greet" (see salute (v.)). As a word of greeting (elliptical for "I offer salutation") it is recorded from 1530s. Related: Salutations.
"Eastern modes of salutation are not unfrequently so prolonged as to become wearisome and a positive waste of time. The profusely polite Arab asks so many questions after your health, your happiness, your welfare, your house, and other things, that a person ignorant of the habits of the country would imagine there must be some secret ailment or mysterious sorrow oppressing you, which you wished to conceal, so as to spare the feelings of a dear, sympathizing friend, but which he, in the depth of his anxiety, would desire to hear of. I have often listened to these prolonged salutations in the house, the street, and the highway, and not unfrequently I have experienced their tedious monotony, and I have bitterly lamented useless waste of time" (Porter, Through Samaria, etc.). The work on which the disciples were sent forth was one of urgency, which left no time for empty compliments and prolonged greetings (Luke 10:4).