Origin of mutual
Can be confusedmutual reciprocal (see synonym study at the current entry)common mutual reciprocal (see usage note at the current entry)
Examples from the Web for mutual
He knew I loved him like a big brother, and I knew the feeling was mutual.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Bound together by mutual distrust, both sides end up lashing themselves to the mast of rigid law.
But among ferocious ideologues, similar roots are no guarantee of mutual sympathy when schisms occur.ISIS and Al Qaeda Ready to Gang Up on Obama's Rebels|Jamie Dettmer|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sharpton noted that otherwise some of their mutual detractors might suggest that he had played a role in the appointment.Is Al Sharpton Running New York City Hall From the White House?|Michael Daly|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Earlier this year, a mutual friend told me that Peter was being held captive in Syria.
Forster quotes Chorleys remark that Nothing could be compared with the intimacy of their mutual musical sympathy.The Violoncello and Its History|Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
On the Venerable making the signal that she could weather the enemy, the Admiral made another to take stations for mutual support.
Such were the mutual wishes I so often heard expressed in our neighborhood and clan fights and quarrels in Syria.The Syrian Christ|Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
Thus the very points in which they differed seemed, in some measure, to ensure the continuance of their mutual affection.Bride of Lammermoor|Sir Walter Scott
And I daresay other Sosii are aware of the like mutual warfare going on even now.My Life as an Author|Martin Farquhar Tupper