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As he approached the recumbent figure he yelled a panted "Hi, there!"

"Hi, you—what's your name—Jennie Lind—come in here," he hailed.

It was clearly my duty to call his attention to it; so I said, "Hi!"

"Hi, Stella," said Mabel, up on one elbow and looking fuzzily at me.

Truth is, sir, Hi wanted to ask Miss Wallace what she would like for dinner.

"We do," announced Hi Martin, bounding over in front of Teall.

"My, but you fellows have brought a mob," was Hi's greeting.

But mebbe up in heaven he will think of me and wait And holler "Hi!"

Our Tom was racing up and down among them, yelling "Hi, hi!"

"Hi ya, Potter," called Landy as they were saddling the horses.

WORD ORIGIN

greeting, 1862, American English (first recorded reference is to speech of a Kansas Indian), originally to attract attention (15c.), probably a variant of Middle English hy, hey (late 15c.) also an exclamation to call attention. Extended form hiya attested from 1940.

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