in greeting

idiom

: as a way to greet someone
He held out his hand in greeting.

Examples of in greeting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stella, the family’s elderly dog, wiggles and weaves around my legs in greeting. Hazlitt, 27 Sep. 2023 Kate Middleton stopped to have a casual chat with Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz at Wimbledon, but was the couple too casual in greeting the royal? Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 19 July 2023 The maneki neko is a blank-eyed cat figurine — usually white, often ceramic, its expression inscrutable but benign — with a bell around its neck and one paw raised near its ear as if in greeting. Hanya Yanagihara Kyoko Hamada, New York Times, 10 May 2023 Following the death of Queen Elizabeth, Meghan joined Prince Harry, Prince William, and Princess Kate in greeting mourners at Windsor Castle. Harper's BAZAAR, 6 Dec. 2022 Most of the Olympic volunteers give a bow - or a deep head nod - in greeting, even to grouchy, shlumpy foreign media members. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Aug. 2021 Papyrus was founded in 1950, specializing in greeting cards, gift bags, paper products and writing accessories, and most recently had 260 stores, according to its Website. Chris Morris, Fortune, 21 Jan. 2020 Pence elbow bumped the governor and senator in greeting. Chris Sikich, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Oct. 2020 Watching his joy in greeting the faithful, and his commitment to acknowledging the past sins of his church, made the possibility of resignation seem distant. New York Times, 28 July 2022

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“In greeting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20greeting. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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