One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Expressing good wishes on meeting or parting in the afternoon.
- ‘Mr Powell, good afternoon to you, and good afternoon, everyone.’
- ‘When she appeared the first time I said good afternoon to her and then in the blink of an eye she was gone.’
- ‘People entering a restaurant will greet fellow diners and, on leaving, wish them a good afternoon.’
- ‘Politely muttering some pleasantry, I paid for the chocolate bar (something new, exotic and way too sweet), and we bade each other a good afternoon.’
- ‘‘Well tell Nelson that I said good afternoon,’ though his words were kind his voice sounded anything but friendly when he mentioned the other man.’
- ‘Let me begin by saying good afternoon to everybody, and thank you for coming out.’
- ‘‘Well good afternoon, Ladies,’ Kyle said with a sly grin.’
- ‘Ah, good afternoon, I wasn't expecting company; sorry I had you waiting so long.’
- ‘Thank you Peter, and good afternoon listeners.’
- ‘Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and a very good afternoon to you, Chief Constable, to you and your colleagues.’
- ‘Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon.’
- ‘‘Ah, good afternoon,’ said the doctor as he entered the room.’
- ‘Mr Robinson, good afternoon to you, and welcome.’
- ‘Well good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, lovely to be here too, I've got to say.’
- ‘When he arrived at the Dean's Office, he knocked before entering and the secretary greeted him a good afternoon, then motioning for him to go see the Dean right away.’
- ‘‘Thank you and good afternoon, Lady Sirena,’ intoned Tawnie dutifully but entirely devoid of even a shred of sincerity, let alone enthusiasm.’
- ‘Well, good afternoon, Sir Bill, and Panel members.’
- ‘Some will say good morning, or good afternoon, depending on the hour, you see.’
- ‘Professor, good afternoon, thanks for being here with us.’
- ‘Well then, now that we've got that settled I'll wish you a good afternoon and be on my way.’
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