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  • If I'd been a man of iron nerve, no doubt I'd have raised the trap, bade them a cheery good-evening, and descended nonchalantly to explain myself to the captain, who was plainly a man of intelligence and sound judgment.

    THE NUMBERS

  • Kind words are much in prison, and a pleasant ‘good-morning’ or ‘good-evening’ will make one as happy as one can be in prison.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • “What is he doing?” asked Blondet of the head-clerk, who rose to bid him good-evening.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • With that he went back to the drawing-room, and did not even wish the notary good-evening.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • Then after leering at him for a moment I wished the people of the house good-evening and departed.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • Then taking off his greatcoat, he threw that down beside it, and, without saying good-evening, began pacing up and down the hut.

    The Witch, and other stories

  • ‘The old hag wishes you good-evening, gentlemen’; and so made her best curtsey.

    Lorna Doone

  • I took the book at once, and wished the doctor good-evening without further ceremony.

    Armadale

  • “I wish you kindly good-evening, sir,” he went on, getting out to the steps.

    Armadale

  • I have the honor to wish you a good-evening, mademoiselle.

    Father Goriot

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