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 Gomez's fans are also keen on learning more about the star's life and are welcoming her new doc with open arms. Jabeen Waheed, Glamour, 23 Sep. 2022 For places like Atlanta, which endured temperatures in the low 90s to start the month, many will welcome cooler temperatures with open arms. Jennifer Gray, CNN, 12 Sep. 2022 Win was welcomed with open arms by his brother and sister, who immediately wanted to dote on the little boy. Alex Gurley, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2022 Since opening the doors to the new Park Avenue art venue, Barnby has found that visitors have welcomed the space with open arms. Patrick Connolly, Orlando Sentinel, 8 Sep. 2022 And, for all the fun being poked at his place of birth (where all of Margins, bar the nightclub, was shot), Falsetti claims the town welcomed the film with open arms. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Aug. 2022 The vast majority of the Sunset Junction residents greeted L.A. sanitation workers with open arms earlier this month. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2022 When the couple were told that there were no vacancies, a white employee would soon follow, and would be welcomed with open arms. Jeff Maysh, The New Yorker, 17 Aug. 2022 Across industries, there’s massive experimentation going on—and it’s been embraced with open arms by workers. Rodger Dean Duncan, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 See More

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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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27 Sep 2022

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“Open arms.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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