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To bid welcome

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To bid welcome to receive with professions of kindness.
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Usage

In literature:

Thousands, I may say tens of thousands, from all parts of the city went forth from the gates to bid him welcome.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
Every one made way for her as she stretched out her hands to bid her son welcome.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
There were cannon to welcome and cannon to bid farewell.
"Lafayette" by Martha Foote Crow
Permit me to bid you welcome to Looe, Colonel, and to congratulate you upon this perfect weather.
"Merry-Garden and Other Stories" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Let me bid you welcome to it.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
The chiming church bells that soon after summoned worshipers seemed to bid me welcome.
"Shadow and Light" by Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
Every one made way for her, and she stretched out her hand to bid her son welcome.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
One of Manfred's Saracens probably, sent out from Lucera to bid them welcome.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
The host was wakened up to bid him welcome, but was soon slumbering again.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Surely you cannot wish to take advantage, or make claim upon me, until I can bid you welcome.
"Beyond the Frontier" by Randall Parrish
I take this opportunity of bidding you welcome to the house in the name of Quinones and myself.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
The burgomaster and councillors of Weissenfels were already on the steps of the town-hall to bid us welcome.
"The Conscript" by Émile Erckmann
This same night ambassadors arrived from the caziques of Cholulla, all personages of the first rank, to bid us welcome in their territory.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
Far from taking flight, they flocked around him as if to bid him welcome.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
But seeing that you have reason to laugh at me, I accept your apology and bid you welcome.
"The Orphan" by Clarence E. Mulford
At last, however, came the welcome sound of the corporal's voice bidding the men get ready to start.
"Harper's Round Table, July 9, 1895" by Various
Shall I go to him and bid him welcome in this country?
"The Iron Pincers" by Eugène Sue
Thus it is to the first of these meals that I would bid you welcome, as it is close upon eight o'clock now.
"Under the Mendips" by Emma Marshall
The queen at once sent some of the court dignitaries to receive the prince and bid him welcome.
"The Grey Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Why comes she not to bid me welcome home?
"Comic Tragedies" by Louisa M. Alcott
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In poetry:

And when our days on earth are o'er
When all our work below is done,
O bid us welcome to the shore
Of peace and light beyond the sun.
"Morning Hymn" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Ah, who shall lead the Sunday choir
As this old fiddle used to do it?
Can vintage come, with this voice dumb
That used to bid a welcome to it?
"Beranger's "Broken Fiddle"" by Eugene Field
Come, Delia! 'tis a genial day;
It bids us to his bow'r repair:—
"But what will little Cupid say?"—
"Say! sweet?—why, give a welcome there."
"A Song I" by Sir John Carr
If thou art he, thou'rt welcome to the van,
To battle for the right in time of need;
To win fresh laurels for the Cameron clan,
And thousands bid thee heartily God speed.
"Address To The Hon. Malcolm Cameron" by Nora Pembroke
MARIA.
Secret!
May I not bid farewell? May I not tell him
Where we are bound? How soon he may have hope
To hear from me--to welcome me, thy Princess?
I dare not leave him without hope.
"The Spagnoletto. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus
But, O my gentle sisters, O my brothers,
These thick-sown snow-flakes hint of toil's release;
These feebler pulses bid me leave to others
The tasks once welcome; evening asks for peace.
"The Iron Gate" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

After a four-year relationship that best could be described as hot and cold, I bid adieu to my BlackBerry and welcomed into my life an iPhone.
France welcomed a member of the Syrian opposition as the country's ambassador Saturday, a bold bid to confer legitimacy on the week-old opposition coalition and encourage other Western nations to follow suit.
It's with mixed feelings that I write this column, fondly and sadly bidding farewell to my longtime boss and friend Dr Lee Hunt, while welcoming with cheery anticipation his successor Stephen Colville.
France on Saturday welcomed a member of the Syrian opposition as the country's ambassador, a bold bid to confer legitimacy on the week-old opposition coalition and encourage other Western nations to follow suit.
(AP) — A Rhode Island moving company owner who lost a bid to operate in Connecticut says he will expand in Massachusetts, where he said he is more welcome.
The Turlock City Council will welcome its newest member and bid farewell to another tonight.
The Big 12 welcomed West Virginia from the Big East and bid goodbye to Missouri before the Tigers even had a chance to make their move to the Southeastern Conference official.
Tonight is New Year's Eve and it's going to be a great time to enjoy ourselves, bidding the old year adieu while welcoming in the new one.
Bid farewell to vacation and welcome fall with a backyard party that's fun for all.
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