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The Great Eastern was dressed, three cheers were given, and a salute was fired.

He came toward us, humble and cringing, giving the beautiful Arab salute.

She walked as if she went to meet the morning, and must salute it worthily.

Lorenzi lowered his point in salute, in accordance with the rules of fence.

Miss G. Lord, father, what a thump on the back to salute one with.

So, to this day, when friend meets friend, the word of salute Is still "Rejoice!"

You must allow me to salute you—the custom of the country, my dear madam—your daughter too.'

There was nothing left him but to salute, which he did as her voice broke the silence.

However, the Prince's partisans at length arrived to salute him.

A salute of six muskets was fired in honor of the regal visit.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to greet courteously and respectfully," earlier salue (c.1300), from Latin salutare "to greet, pay respects," literally "wish health to," from salus (genitive salutis) "greeting, good health," related to salvus "safe" (see safe (adj.)). The military and nautical sense of "display flags, fire cannons, etc., as a mark of respect" is recorded from 1580s; specific sense of "raise the hand to the cap in the presence of a superior officer" is from 1844.

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