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cor·dial

(kōr'jŭl),
A sweet aromatic liquor.
[Mediev. L. cordialis, fr. cor (cord-), heart]
References in classic literature ?
It pleases her brother to see us cordial, and that pleases me.
I was aware that he entertained a cordial detestation of the ship, and believed that, should a fair chance of escape present itself, he would embrace it willingly.
I could not be cordial in my invitation, but if she chuses to come no want of cordiality on my part will keep her away.
Adam eagerly opened the letter which had only just arrived, and conveyed a cordial invitation to stop with his grand-uncle at Lesser Hill, for as long a time as he could spare.
As I entered he rose to greet me, his old-time cordial smile of welcome lighting his handsome face.
These officers said they would take it upon themselves to insure us a cordial reception.
There then ensued between the physician and the archdeacon one of those congratulatory prologues which, in accordance with custom, at that epoch preceded all conversations between learned men, and which did not prevent them from detesting each other in the most cordial manner in the world.
There were not a few Southern men and women on board, and they were as cordial as those from other parts of the country.
When she heard of his arrival she almost ran into the drawing room, flushed and beaming with a more than cordial smile.
Vincy with her pink cheeks and pink ribbons flying was actually administering a cordial to their own brother, and the light-complexioned Fred, his short hair curling as might be expected in a gambler's, was lolling at his ease in a large chair.
Hicking heartened me like a cordial, for I saw in them at once the engine and decoy by which David should procure his outfit.
The little lith e man, with his bright, restless eyes, and his long iron-gray hair falling in curls to his shoulders, his airy step and his cordial manner; his uncertain age, his innumerable accomplishments, and his unbounded popularity--is he not familiar everywhere, and welcome everywhere?