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Compliments of the season

Definitions

  • Frame 1: A religious woman is presented a sporting magazine from 'Mr. Fox'. The caption says: “With Mr Fox's respects & many happy returns of the day” Frame 2: A hunter is presented a religious text from 'Mrs. Stork'. The caption says: “With Mrs Stork's kind regards and the compliments of the season”
    Frame 1: A religious woman is presented a sporting magazine from 'Mr. Fox'. The caption says: “With Mr Fox's respects & many happy returns of the day” Frame 2: A hunter is presented a religious text from 'Mrs. Stork'. The caption says: “With Mrs Stork's kind regards and the compliments of the season”
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Compliments of the season compliments appropriate to special times, as Christmas and birthdays
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. compliment—L. complementum. See Comply.

Usage

In literature:

The room was quiet; the red leaves rustled in the breeze and flew in at the open window, bearing the first compliments of the season.
"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Compliments of the season to the family.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
It will be "Not at home" in each case; and that will be all my compliments of the season.
"The Ink-Stain, Complete" by Rene Bazin
However the Leader wished his companions the compliments of the season, and pushed on.
"The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine" by Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
To the staff of umpires of the National League and the American League it is but fair to render a compliment for their work of last season.
"Spalding's Official Baseball Guide - 1913"
The compliments of the season to you, Mr. Hogsflesh.
"The Works of Charles Lamb in Four Volumes, Volume 4" by Charles Lamb
As Quincy advanced he exchanged the compliments of the season with the guests.
"Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks" by Charles Felton Pidgin
With a sprig of box or other evergreen they would sprinkle those they met, wishing them the compliments of the season.
"Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan" by Clement A. Miles
In the winter the nights are cold, and clouds and rain are not unlikely to present the compliments of the season.
"A Truthful Woman in Southern California" by Kate Sanborn
They are the first of the season, Doctor, with my compliments.
"The Story of Porcelain" by Sara Ware Bassett
Compliments of the season!
"She and I, Volume 1" by John Conroy Hutcheson
The compliments of the season.
"More about Pixie" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Coffee and mastic are served, and the compliments of the season are exchanged.
"Christmas: Its Origin and Associations" by William Francis Dawson
The compliments of the season to you, Mariquita; I hope I see you well.
"About Peggy Saville" by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
And when she came up to New York early in January with "The compliments of the season," there was great rejoicing.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Many a courtezan did we meet, and many a watchman did we salute with the compliments of the season.
"My Life: or the Adventures of Geo. Thompson" by George Thompson
The officers passed the day visiting and exchanging the compliments of the season.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
After the compliments of the season, we inquired if he was ready to continue his story.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
We exchange the compliments of the season and the news of the weather when we meet on the stairs.
"The Ivory Gate, a new edition" by Walter Besant
One might fancy the seasoned denizens of Gehenna welcoming, complimenting, and instructing new comers with these profound derisions.
"The Tenants of Malory" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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In news:

Escanaba's season came to end Friday on a gloomy day and a muddy field, compliments of the top-ranked Kingsford Flivvers.
"I am seeing a lot of vintage one-piece cuts, high waisted cuts and halter tops and that really compliments pear-shaped women," said model Jazzma Kendrick when discussing the upcoming swimsuit season.
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