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Definitiongood natured and sociable
- But he greatly relieved my mind by putting a chair for me at the table, and saying, very affably, 'Now, six-foot! come on!'Chapters 4-6 (51% in)
- He looked like a young clergyman, in his white cravat, but he was very affable and good-humoured; and he showed me my place, and presented me to the masters, in a gentlemanly way that would have put me at my ease, if anything could.Chapters 16-18 (5% in)
- 'Do I follow you?' said Mrs. Micawber, with her most affable air of business.Chapters 34-36 (93% in)
- Instead of returning my 'Good morning' with his usual affability, he looked at me in a distant, ceremonious manner, and coldly requested me to accompany him to a certain coffee-house, which, in those days, had a door opening into the Commons, just within the little archway in St. Paul's Churchyard.Chapters 37-39 (24% in)
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