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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HANDSHAKE

Adams gratefully protracted the handshake that accompanied these inquiries.

There was no possibility of anything further between them, not even a handshake.

Moore seemed enraptured at the handshake and breathless over the occasion.

And now I suppose we shall say good-bye without even a handshake.

"I believe you," said I, returning his handshake as cordially as he had bestowed it.

It may be accompanied by the handshake, in which case the hat is lifted by the left hand.

"You must be familiar with our home world," said Cameron, returning the handshake.

They touched gloves for a handshake and each took a step back.

There was nothing of genuine American heartiness in the handshake he gave Frank.

A handshake, a hurried parting, and the boy was borne away to jail.

WORD ORIGIN

1801, from hand (n.) + shake (n.). Hand-shaking is attested from 1805.

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