receiving line


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receiving line

n.
A line of people formed to greet arriving guests individually, as at a formal gathering.

receiv′ing line`


n.
a row formed by the hosts, guests of honor, or the like, to greet guests formally, as at a reception.
[1930–35, Amer.]
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As Uresti left the courtroom, he hugged and shook the hands of a receiving line of family members, many of them crying.
The players formed a receiving line and applauded the kids as they passed through.
Trudeau's youngest son Hadrien did his best to steal the show, making off down the red carpet with the flowers handed to his father by an Indian official, leaving the rest of his family to manage the receiving line.
Dr David Taylor, CEO and Dr Vera Zhang, Director of MR Solutions' international office based in Boston, stood in the receiving line for the Queen who congratulated the winners.
Comprehensive photography coverage begins that evening with the much-anticipated red carpet and follows with inside looks at the Gala for receiving line, cocktails, entertainment, all the way through end-of-night departures.
The guests, most of the men wearing the barong Tagalog, were greeted in a receiving line by the two presidents, their wives and Susan Ford.
In a receiving line, Biggs says, he would discourage people from taking photos, asking for autographs, giving gifts or -- certainly not
I make my way through the receiving line, yank my floppy hat up about 10 times so I can see where I'm going, and head into Sarasota's version of the Kentucky Derby.
These experiences reach span all aspects of performance, beginning with the rehearsal setting where these men learn skills in practice, self-esteem, and collaboration continuing through the excitement and nerves experienced when leaving the prison for a concert and finally the emotion-filled receiving line in which the inmates, their families and the community come together.
In the receiving line at the palace, the First Lady stood between her husband and the new monarch, King Salman.
Music was provided by string instrumentalists as guests waited in the receiving line.
As I watched them heading north across Amazon Park, I imagined myself in a wedding receiving line.