open arms

plural noun

Definition of open arms

: an eager or warm welcome greeted them with open arms

Examples of open arms in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet they were quickly welcomed with open arms by liberals. Samuel Moyn, The New Republic, "The Never Trumpers Have Already Won," 4 Aug. 2020 Fans are welcoming back the Busbys with open arms and plenty of questions. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "'Outdaughtered' Fans Are Blasting Adam Busby With Questions on Instagram Before the Season 7 Premiere," 17 June 2020 America was built by tens of millions of immigrants of all colors and creeds desperate to come here, and America welcomed them with open arms. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Hell no! Top conservatives fight ‘ignorant mob’ erasing American history, police, and flag," 9 July 2020 But challenges aside, the public is eager to welcome the new eatery with open arms. al, "Bell Peppers set to bring low-carb comfort food to Hueytown," 5 July 2020 Mind you, that is not an easy decision to make, as the mainland does not wait for Puerto Ricans with open arms. Washington Post, "‘Hamilton’ isn’t just an artistic achievement — it’s also a moment of Puerto Rican pride," 3 July 2020 The strengthened Republicans greeted the alienated Southerners with open arms. Bruce Bartlett, The New Republic, "The Western Origins of the “Southern Strategy”," 29 June 2020 Apache Junction players were thrilled at the sight of an active NFL player on their football fields, and welcomed Garland's advice with open arms. Briar Napier, azcentral, "'I'm hoping to pay back': San Francisco 49ers' Ben Garland teams up with old coach to help Apache Junction," 12 June 2020 The business owners want to create an environment that welcomes all with open arms. al, "Here’s a list of black-owned businesses in Auburn to support," 7 June 2020

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First Known Use of open arms

1670, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of open arms was in 1670

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9 Aug 2020

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“Open arms.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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