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  • An informal greeting, not requiring a literal response. Typical responses include:


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  • “If you couldn’t handle twenty-two years of your boyfriend’s memories, then how are you going to deal with the memories of four seventy-year-olds?”

    How To Kill Your Boyfriend (In Ten Easy Steps)

  • 'So how are you re-routing calls about colts to me?

    Come To Grief

  • As the morning advanced he went into his wife's room, for she was now bed-fast, and having calmed himself, greeted her with his usual:, Good morning, Tonsy; how are you this morning? "

    A Charleston Love Story; or, Hortense Vanross

  • Returning on leave, he had accosted her in the churchyard with an unseemly, ‘Hello, Miss Doncaster, how are you getting along?’

    The Key

  • “And how are you knowing about —” He stopped, glanced at the startled woman in the doorway, went back to close his door, and then led me away into a smaller, shabbier office than the one I had caught a glimpse of — an interview room, with three doors.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • This was the polite way of saying good-day or good evening or how are you in Chinese.

    Noble House

  • "Tell me, Ian, before we decide, how are you going to pay off your three September notes to Toda Shipping?"

    Noble House

  • Why, pray, Mr. Wiseacre, how are you pleased for to regard it yourself?

    Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World

  • "Well, Aunt Rachel, how are you feeling this morning?" asked her nephew.

    Driven From Home

  • “And how are you so sure that, of the million varieties of micro­scopic life it may have, none of them are dangerous?

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame


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