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- ‘"How do you do, Mr. Corey?"’
- ‘He said, ' How do you do. '’
- ‘But I'm just keyed into his drawl "How do you do?"’
- ‘She then executed a perfect little curtsey and said solemnly, "how do you do, sir?"’
- ‘Tang said at that time he thought the only way to greet a person was to say, "How do you do?"’
- ‘Showing up in town without telling her first, or so much as a " how-do-you-do ".’
- ‘Without so much as a ' how do you do ' they launched straight into a tightly rehearsed 20-minute routine of their songs specially tailored for the show.’
- ‘Miss Darcy's nervousness was plain from her gentle "How do you do?"’
- ‘To cashier him away, they made him Governor General of our country without so much as a "If you please" or " How do you do ".’
- ‘How do you do this fine afternoon? "’
- ‘" How do you do, Mrs. Wentworth.’
- ‘Instead of the usual ' hello ' or ' how do you do ', Darden could only exclaim, "You walked in all this rain?"’
- ‘We've moved onto slightly more sophisticated signals of communication, such as er, language: saying things like "How do you do?"’
- ‘' Yes of course, how do you do Mr. Darcy? '’
- ‘Upon introduction, it is proper to say "How do you do," not "Hi" or " Hello "!’
- 1.1informal An awkward, messy, or annoying situation.‘a fine how-do-you-do that would be!’
difficulty, issue, trouble, worry, complication, difficult situation, mess, muddle, mix-upView synonyms
- ‘Well, that's a fine "how do you do."’
- ‘Isn't that a fine how do you do.’
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