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  • noun Plural form of reciprocation.

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Examples

  • In his comick scenes he is seldom very successful, when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contest of sarcasm; their jests are commonly gross, and their pleasantry licentious; neither his gentlemen nor his ladies have much delicacy, nor are sufficiently distinguished from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners.

    Preface to Shakespeare

  • In his comick scenes he is seldom very successful, when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contest of sarcasm; their jests are commonly gross, and their pleasantry licentious; neither his gentlemen nor his ladies have much delicacy, nor are sufficiently distinguished from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners.

    Preface to Shakespeare

  • The single barrel fires the Martini-Henry ammunition; the cartridges are placed in loops upon a belt, and when this belt is introduced to the gun, and some five or six cartridges have been drawn in by as many reciprocations of a handle, the gun is ready to commence firing.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885

  • President Blair paid a tribute to the distinguished merit of the late governor and eulogized "his constant exertion of every public and private virtue as well in the duties of his station as in the endearing reciprocations of friendship among us."

    History of Virginia

  • These reciprocations run from 150 to 180 per minute.

    Steam Turbines A Book of Instruction for the Adjustment and Operation of the Principal Types of this Class of Prime Movers

  • My admiration of her mental and personal attractions, my knowledge of her unselfish sincerity, her sweet temper, and unwearied care for others, with but unrequited return where most should have been given ... although she is seventeen years my senior, all combined to an attachment on my part, and led to reciprocations which I had little looked for.

    Emily Brontë

  • We love to see these reciprocations of good-feeling between the different branches of the great Anglo-Saxon race.

    The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

  • We love to see these reciprocations of good-feeling between the different branches of the great Anglo-Saxon race.

    The Biglow Papers

  • All meet together at the common table; but there is no home feeling there, with its many sweet reciprocations.

    The Home Mission

  • The little fond attentions that we look for in a husband of only six months 'standing; and the tender reciprocations which are sure to follow, were all wanting here.

    The Allen House

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