with open arms love


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  • adv. With enthusiasm, as if embracing


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  • Victor Balaguer, exiled from his native country, was received with open arms by the Provencals.

    Frederic Mistral

  • It was the ploy I'd used on the slave-ship Balliol College in '48, when the Yankee Navy caught us off Cape San Antonio, and to save my skin I'd welcomed our captors with open arms and let on that I'd only been with the slavers to spy on them.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • Short-handed as they were, he would be received with open arms and then immediately be put back in the muddy trenches of Petersburg, where he would try to keep his head down and hope for an early end.

    Cold Mountain

  • The Marquis de Villarceaux received her with open arms at his chateau some distance from Paris, and that was her home for three years.

    Ninon de L'Enclos the Celebrated Beauty of the 17th Century

  • She had pictured herself standing with open arms as her mother emerged panicked from the Jetway tunnel.

    Some Fun


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