Examples of pleasantry in a Sentence
“how are you” is merely a social pleasantry
his after-dinner speeches usually include the sort of gentle pleasantry that raises a chuckle
Recent Examples of pleasantry from the Web
Footage taken before the game shows Van Dijk exchanging pleasantries in the tunnel area, before attempting to enter the home dressing room.
The two were quick to exchange pleasantries, first on the turf and later on social media.
Markle, 36, was shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries with bystanders in Cheshire on June 14 when a woman recorded a conversation between her and Markle.
Wearing his usual striped suit, Mr. Kim exchanged pleasantries with his host as the two leaders shook hands and smiled broadly for the cameras.
Along the way, Rob runs into Belichick, and the two exchange pleasantries, without any visible sign of conflict.
Despite the pressure, the two leaders appeared wholly at ease, exchanging pleasantries and at one point appearing to share a joke.
Syria has close ties with North Korea, and Messrs. Assad and Kim are frequently quoted in North Korean state media exchanging well wishes and pleasantries on their parties’ and countries’ respective national holidays and anniversaries.
Another reason for the post-game pleasantries, Rodriguez added, is the town’s excitement for the future of the softball program.
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Definition of pleasantry for English Language Learners
: something (such as a greeting) that people say in order to be polite
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