However, St. Peter referred to the “kiss of charity,” and St. Paul wrote, “salute one another with a holy kiss.”
I congratulate whole-heartedly my fellow award-winners, but most of all I salute our wounded veterans.
So we salute you, Mr. Fielder, even as we continue to huff and puff at the gym in pursuit of those rippling ridges.
A love letter to her youth, and, one imagines, a salute to some of the people she knew growing up.
Commanders should salute in public and in notable private conversations.
The superior in rank and station should first salute the inferior.
The Frenchmen returned the salute by a discharge of their muskets and by three cheers.
How all these men would present arms, and salute my children, if they had been born to a throne instead of obscurity!
I returned his salute and passed on, vexed with the apparition.
Crabshaw making no return to this salute, he asked if the conjurer had taken an observation, and told him anything.
late 14c., "to greet courteously and respectfully," earlier salue (c.1300), from Latin salutare "to greet, pay respects," literally "wish health to," from salus (genitive salutis) "greeting, good health," related to salvus "safe" (see safe (adj.)). The military and nautical sense of "display flags, fire cannons, etc., as a mark of respect" is recorded from 1580s; specific sense of "raise the hand to the cap in the presence of a superior officer" is from 1844.
c.1400, "act of saluting, respectful gesture of greeting, salutation," from salute (v.). The military sense is from 1690s; specifically of the hand-to-cap gesture from 1832.