warm welcome

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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She smiled upon the throng as if in acknowledgment of a warm welcome, and began to walk to and fro, making profuse gesticulations and singing, in brazen soprano tones, a song, the words of which were inaudible.
Then she went in to her mother and sister, and as she was so richly covered with gold, they gave her a warm welcome.
Parmenitch, a talkative, comely old man, gave Levin a very warm welcome, showed him all he was doing, told him everything about his bees and the swarms of that year; but gave vague and unwilling answers to Levin's inquiries about the mowing.
Lady Muriel and her father gave me a delightfully warm welcome.
Ellmother give you a warm welcome when you came here?
A warm welcome awaits you when you pay your first visit at our house.
You'll find us a united, simple, happy, and I think I may say respected, family--a plain table, a plain people, but a warm welcome, my dear Miss Rhoda--Rhoda, let me say, for my heart warms to you, it does really.
At Hampton I received a warm welcome from teachers and students.
The grim humor of the situation was too much for the outlaw, and, when added to his new desire to be in the company of Bertrade de Montfort, he made no effort to resist, but hastened to accept the warm welcome.
If he had previously sustained his firmness and fortitude, it had been by an effort which had cost him no little pain; but the warm welcome, the hearty manner, the homely unaffected commiseration, of the good old man, went to his heart, and no inward struggle could prevent his showing it.
We relied upon the fact that we could count upon the good word of those whom we had rescued to ensure a warm welcome from their fellows.
If you enjoy flowers, why not come along to one of our meetings, where you can expect a warm welcome.
ROYAL WELCOME: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah gets a warm welcome on arrival in Riyadh from Jeddah on Tuesday in the presence of Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and defense minister; Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, state minister and commander of the National Guard; and Riyadh Gov.
SUKKUR -- Azadi Train reached Khairpur on Thursday and was given a warm welcome by the people on arrival.
13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Syndacast, a leading Digital Marketing Company in Asia, extends a warm welcome to Oliver Wilke on board the team as Head of Business Development APAC.