Definition of 'pleasantry'
Example sentences containing 'pleasantry'
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No sooner had pleasantries been exchanged than he asked about the share price. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Further pleasantries were exchanged for some minutes. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)They exchange pleasantries for a moment. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We exchanged a few pleasantries with an Egyptian waiter. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The days are over when they would exchange pleasantries and grin - albeit through gritted teeth. Times, Sunday Times (2010)An apology is offered, one or two pleasantries exchanged. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The doctor arrived and after some pleasantries and the usual surprise regarding my age, we got down to business. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Things had been tense between us for some time, but we had a cup of coffee and exchanged pleasantries. The Sun (2012)We exchanged pleasantries and then I departed to let him enjoy his moment of triumph. For Love or Money (2006)The usual pleasantries ensued, along with the inevitable cricket chat, and then talk turned to families. Times, Sunday Times (2011)After initial pleasantries, the chairman asked me what I had in mind for the church. Christianity Today (2000)
Trends of 'pleasantry'
Used Rarely. pleasantry is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Definition of pleasantry from the Collins English Dictionary
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