RECIPROCITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RECIPROCITY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence; mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  A secret voice seems to whisper to me that there must be something more than chance in this unexpected reciprocity of friendship.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 57. In the Lucerne Patch.
2  She had passed beyond the phase of well-bred reciprocity, in which every demonstration must be scrupulously proportioned to the emotion it elicits, and generosity of feeling is the only ostentation condemned.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
3  Then Egdon was aroused to reciprocity; for the storm was its lover, and the wind its friend.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression
4  Here besides the law of retrospection, which regards all the past as a preparation for events that subsequently occur, the law of reciprocity comes in, confusing the whole matter.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER VII
5  Her grey sun-strained eyes looked back at me with polite reciprocal curiosity out of a wan, charming discontented face.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
6  She saw their sashes untied, their hair pulled about their ears, their work-bags searched, and their knives and scissors stolen away, and felt no doubt of its being a reciprocal enjoyment.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 21
7  "That feeling is more than reciprocal, princess," Varenka answered hurriedly.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 31
8  The absolute solitude in which they lived intensified their reciprocal thoughts; yet some might have said that it had the disadvantage of consuming their mutual affections at a fearfully prodigal rate.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 1 The Rencounter by the Pool
9  They both act as reciprocal cause and effect, and a change in neither alone will bring the desired effect.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In IX
10  He quite understood and reciprocated my good intentions, as I had reason to know thereafter.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XVII
11  He feelingly alluded to the young lady, unknown, whom Traddles had honoured with his affection, and who had reciprocated that affection by honouring and blessing Traddles with her affection.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
12  The landlord reciprocated the old man's laugh; and returned to his guests.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
13  Before his removal, he had managed to contract a strong friendship for Mr. Grimwig, which that eccentric gentleman cordially reciprocated.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LIII
14  Little Chandler said nothing until the barman returned with two glasses: then he touched his friend's glass lightly and reciprocated the former toast.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In A LITTLE CLOUD
15  The prince reciprocated this antipathy, but it was overpowered by his contempt for her.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
Example Sentence:
1  The two colleges have a reciprocal arrangement whereby students from one college can attend classes at the other.
2  He spoke of the necessity for a reciprocal relationship that would be useful for all sides.
3  The two nations signed a reciprocal trade agreement.