Definitions

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  • noun Act of extending good wishes to someone else.
  • adjective Extending good wishes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective extending good wishes for success
  • noun an expression of good will from one person to another

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Examples

  • The bride, groom, her godparents and other honored guests emerge from the well-wishing, together with four men holding up the white ribbon adorned wardrobe, and yes, dancing with it.

    A wedding and christening in rural Oaxaca: The mandate of tradition

  • That's how the well-wishing term, "Break a Leg", came into being.

    Lonna Saunders: Gatsby, Winter Carnival, and Me

  • The subsequent wedding scene is saved by the frozen image of the coins thrown up by the happy groom to be eagerly caught by the well-wishing crowd: from first to last, it was all about the cash.

    My favourite film: Sense and Sensibility

  • Mother's Day was high season in this well-wishing business but when she noticed how many competitors there were already, K. had moved into a corner of the market that was empty as of yet: her cards were wishing bad things on people.

    Mother's Day

  • By using “Happy Holidays” I am polite, which is my first concern, and well-wishing, which is my second.

    Just To Show I Didn’t Make It Up…….. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Yet, while the New York Times led media banter about the launch of the Oprah Winfrey Network and its innovative online marketing campaign that invited the American public to compete for the coveted spot of having one's "OWN" show, there was another important story unfolding beneath the media good cheer and well-wishing.

    Mike Green: Oprah Winfrey Breaks Through Another Barrier

  • Even though most of the comments came in the inoffensive guise of harmless well-wishing, the lack of privacy in both her love life and job situation bothered her.

    Fatal Error

  • The bride, groom, her godparents and other honored guests emerge from the well-wishing, together with four men holding up the white ribbon adorned wardrobe, and yes, dancing with it.

    A wedding and christening in rural Oaxaca: The mandate of tradition

  • Yet, while the New York Times led media banter about the launch of the Oprah Winfrey Network and its innovative online marketing campaign that invited the American public to compete for the coveted spot of having one's "OWN" show, there was another important story unfolding beneath the media good cheer and well-wishing.

    Mike Green: Oprah Winfrey Breaks Through Another Barrier

  • "Well?" he demanded abruptly, and in the pause, while twenty faces wreathed in smiles and twenty pairs of dark eyes glowed luminously with well-wishing pleasure, he wiped the lingering drops of gin and milk from his hairy lips.

    THE BONES OF KAHEKILI

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