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good day

A conventional, formal, and somewhat old-fashioned expression of greeting or farewell used during the daytime. Good day, sir! What news do you have for me from our partners out east? I will not tolerate this sort of rudeness! I bid you good day!
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good day

Also, good afternoon or evening or morning . Formal ways of saying "Hello" or "Goodbye." For example, He began rather oddly by addressing the audience with " Good day," or " Good afternoon, ladies," said the sales clerk as we walked out. All these greetings represent an abbreviation of the now obsolete God give you a good day (afternoon, etc.), which dates from about 1200. Also see good night.
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I'll have one of two things to say to him: Good morning, murderer, or good afternoon, murderer,'' Green said.
Yesterday Stosur was up against the remarkable 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm but it was not a good afternoon for the Japanese player, who failed to win a game until she was 6-0 3-0 down.
Richard Hannon looks se for a good afternoon, wit Major Cadeaux the selection in the opening Victoy Chandler Challenge Stakes.
The garden is our main hobby - it looks fantastic and I'm sure everyone who comes along will have a very good afternoon out.
There was much talk after the race that connections had hoovered up all the 66-1 about Be My Royal, but this was a good afternoon to be a bookie unless you lived in Cork and Archie `Florida Pearl' O'Leary has your number on his mobile.
The money is still being counted, but deputy head Judith Clucas said: "It was a really good afternoon.
stevenlloyd1 Good afternoon at the extravaganza in #llandudno takes me back to my childhood, some fine American food at harveys too.
The Honda driver said: "It was a good afternoon after the first three seconds of the race.
We showed we are capable of winning matches and it was a good afternoon as we were up against a team with the same ranking as ourselves.
Llanelli fly-half Stephen Jones ``It was a good afternoon for us.
lNot a good afternoon at Plumpton for 7lb claimer Philip Hide.
Branch director Janice McLeod said: "It was just a way of celebrating 10 years and it was a really good afternoon.
Hirantha Wijesinga made 82 not out and Greg Galbraith enjoyed a good afternoon with 54 not out and a 4-66 haul