hail-fellow-well-met love



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  • adjective Sociable, friendly.
  • noun Alternative spelling of hail fellow well met: a sociable, friendly person.

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  • adjective heartily friendly and congenial


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  • My father was reserved and modest, the opposite of a hail-fellow-well-met.


  • Of course those are skills Bush would have as a politician, but Cousin X was impressed by his hail-fellow-well-met good nature that seemed quite sincere, and Bush's genuine good sense.

    "I wasn’t exactly sure what to say to you, except to start with, God, I love our country and I love what we stand for."

  • A lean six feet tall, Broadbent had a fringy sweep of whitening hair, and his smile, distinctly hail-fellow-well-met, was tempered by the cocked eyebrow of a worldly man.

    'The Billionaire's Vinegar'

  • Smilin 'Al was the hail-fellow-well-met guy, the man who would later smuggle a 6-iron onto Apollo 14 in 1971 and become the first man to play golf in space.

    'Al Just Left Us All Behind'

  • Dean's father, "Big Howard" (who, like "Little Howard," was short), was a backslapping hail-fellow-well-met.


  • Gilbert was a man who could be angry enough at baseness or neglect, but who was too kindly to punish it; he was one who could form the wisest and best-digested plans, but who could not stoop to that hail-fellow-well-met drudgery among his subordinates which has been the talisman of great captains.

    Westward Ho!

  • Hot diggity; we're always thrilled to see the old Growler given some airtime--it's a cool site, too, and we thank them for the hail-fellow-well-met comments they made about the piece--written by our own thegrowlingwolf, a true Know-it-All in the highly irreverent sense.

    In the Face of the Coming Cold

  • And it seems to me highly unlikely that any chaplain, even one that prided himself on his hail-fellow-well-met attitude with students would say this.


  • Still, I think that it's fair to associate Kennedy with traditional Republicanism -- maybe because that's how he grew up (with a father who was a hail-fellow-well-met lobbyist).


  • Still, I think that it's fair to associate Kennedy with traditional Republicanism -- maybe because that's how he grew up with a father who was a hail-fellow-well-met lobbyist.



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