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warm welcome

A hearty, hospitable reception or greeting, as in We got a very warm welcome when we finally arrived. This expression, dating from the mid-1700s, should not be confused with the similar warm reception, which from about 1700 signified a hostile welcome, as in His rivals were planning a warm reception for him.
See also: warm, welcome
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The thought that the new chief might not tender him a warm reception was the other unpleasant thing.
All that troubled him but little; and he gave a warm reception every evening to the wine of the royal vintage of Chaillot, without a suspicion that several flasks of that same wine (somewhat revised and corrected, it is true, by Doctor Coictier), cordially offered to Edward IV.
I say, this is a pretty warm reception for a poor lone wolf from the Arctic," the master said, while White Fang calmed down under his caressing hand.
Sir Henry laid his hand upon my arm, and remarked that it looked as though we were going to meet with a warm reception.
And the ape who recalled this wise counsel repeated it to several of his fellows, so that when Terkoz returned to the tribe that day he found a warm reception awaiting him.
As I rose to my feet I glanced hurriedly about the chamber in which I had just encountered such a warm reception.
It was not finished until evening; but, being done at last, that worthy person and the three friends adjourned in a hackney-coach to the private office of a justice, who, giving Mr Brass a warm reception and detaining him in a secure place that he might insure to himself the pleasure of seeing him on the morrow, dismissed the others with the cheering assurance that a warrant could not fail to be granted next day for the apprehension of Mr Quilp, and that a proper application and statement of all the circumstances to the secretary of state (who was fortunately in town), would no doubt procure Kit's free pardon and liberation without delay.
This meant that we must take Big Alec on the open water, where he could see us coming and prepare for us one of the warm receptions for which he was noted.
November 30, 2015 (JUBA) -- In an unexpected move on Monday, South Sudanese government has condemned an announcement by women bloc in Juba to turn out in big numbers at Juba International Airport in order to accord a warm reception to the advance team from the armed opposition faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) under the leadership of the first vice-president designate, Riek Machar.
He said New Saudi King bestowed awarded a warm reception to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Now he has been honoured for making sure other new arrivals enjoy a warm reception on Teesside.
RIYADH, Oct 28 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah thanked Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz for the warm reception and hospitality during his brotherly visit to the Kingdom on Tuesday.
15pm, Upton Park SAM Allardyce has urged the West Ham faithful to give QPR's former Hammers a warm reception when the two sides meet in the Barclays Premier League today.
consul general thanked the Prince for the good and warm reception, praising the efforts of the National Guard for the eastern sector and the development and continued progress being witnessed by the National Guard.
A WARM reception at Labour's conference, where I reminded the comrades of the Tory truth that wealth has to be created before it is spent, was an unexpected highlight of last year.