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cool reception

An unenthusiastic, disdainful, or unfriendly welcome. My wife met me with a rather cool reception when I came home at 3 AM.
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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.
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Toasts and jokes were discharged freely, but no speeches were made save one thanking the Emperor and the Grand Duke, through the Governor-General, for our hospitable reception, and one by the Governor-General in reply, in which he returned the Emperor's thanks for the speech, etc.
Not long after this the coloured people in Atlanta, Georgia, gave me a reception at which the Governor of the state presided, and a similar reception was given me in New Orleans, which was presided over by the Mayor of the city.
Phil's chatter seemed trivial and the reception a bore.
He thought she looked a little pale when she came out of the coeds' dressing room; but as they entered the reception room her color and sparkle suddenly returned to her.
Her friend the reception clerk was engaged in conversation with one or two men, a conversation of which she was obviously the subject.
It was scarcely possible that he could have been put out by such a trifle as a dog's reception of him, but I observed, nevertheless, that he walked away towards the window very suddenly.
The reception was attended by Prince Faisal bin Bandr bin Abdullaziz al-Saud, Governor of Riyadh, members of the diplomatic corps, members of the international agencies and institutions in the KSA, members of Shura Council, senior officials, journalists and the Omani students who are studying in the KSA.
Pupils pictured with Early Years teacher Mrs Tabetha Painten, left, and teaching assistant Mrs Dawn Johnson Meltham Moor Primary School Reception class pupils with teachers Miss Farrar, Mrs Bottomley, Mrs Whiteside and Mrs Noble Reception children at Christ Church CE Academy, Deighton Road, Huddersfield, with their teacher Miss Harriet Lang and nursery officer Mrs Diane Ellis Moorlands Primary School, Moorlands Road, Huddersfield.
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If the generals attend the upcoming reception with their spouses, they will have shake hands with the headscarved first lady during the reception, which will be a first in Turkey.
August 9: VisitScotland press briefing; Scotland, the Home of Golf reception; Advanced engineering drinks reception.
Ecumenical reception" differs from what Rusch calls "classical reception.
The reception and fala will take place at Chelsea Piers, Pier 60 (Hudson River & 23rd St.
Henry Alvarado from Monroe High School was the first-place winner at the reception.