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  • n. Plural form of handshaking.


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  • Then came the handshakings, the stately puckered kissings, the sighs of amiable exhaustion — “Ah-h-h”; “Who-o-o” — suggesting that miles of hot sand had been traveled for the finding of this oasis.

    Suburbs of Our Discontent

  • At last, after the usual outburst of politeness and amiability, which appears on the faces of a bored assembly on the point of breaking up, after sudden handshakings and friendly smiles, the weary guests and weary hosts separated.

    Virgin Soil

  • Amid handshakings, embracings, good wishes, and kisses, boxes are opened, bonbons are showered forth, parcels are undone, mirth becomes deafening, and good humor tumultuous.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • And so in the chill of that Friday morning the Battalion marched away, not without many handshakings and blessings from the simple villagers.

    "Contemptible", by "Casualty"

  • Numerous and hearty were the handshakings; "Good-bye," and "Bon Voyage," were heard on every hand.

    Doctor Jones' Picnic

  • She had not much time for lamentation, for, through the handshakings of

    Lucile Triumphant

  • Later still, when the afternoon was spent, came the last handshakings and kisses.

    The Moon out of Reach

  • And so Mr. Harrison, inwardly anathematizing the rest of the company, was compelled to go through a long series of handshakings, and finally to be drawn into a group of young persons whose conversation seemed to him the most inane he had ever heard in his life.

    King Midas: a Romance

  • Then ensued tears, handshakings, frenzied embraces, and the most extravagant jubilations of every sort.

    Sketches New And Old

  • There are warmer handshakings on this night than during the by-past twelve months.

    Christmas Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse


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