To better see all uses of the word
amiable
in
The Idiot
please enable javascript.

amiable
Used In
The Idiot
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • Varia did not try to look amiable, and kept her gloomy expression.
  • Nastasia, however, smiled amiably; but Varia did not try to look amiable, and kept her gloomy expression.
  • "Are you Prince Muishkin?" he asked, with the greatest courtesy and amiability.
  • Nastasia smiled amiably at him; but evidently her depression and irritability were increasing with every moment.
  • Then, of course, there was Gania who was by no means so amiable as his elders, but stood apart, gloomy, and miserable, and silent.
  • Totski immediately made some amiable remark.
  • The servant, though of course he could not have expressed all this as the prince did, still clearly entered into it and was greatly conciliated, as was evident from the increased amiability of his expression.
  • They were both highly amiable, but both appeared to be labouring under a half-hidden feeling of anxiety as to the result of Nastasia’s deliberations with regard to Gania, which result was to be made public this evening.
  • This, and a little amiable conversation on Prince S.’s part, occupied the time, and not a word was said about last evening’s episodes.
  • In spite of his lack of amiability, I could not help seeing, in Rogojin a man of intellect and sense; and although, perhaps, there was little in the outside world which was of interest to him, still he was clearly a man with eyes to see.
  • He accounted them immeasurably his inferiors, and it was this feeling which caused his special amiability and delightful ease and grace towards them.
  • "Nicolai Ardalionovitch!" said Lebedeff, in a most amiable tone of voice, addressing the boy.
  • Prince S. had returned, and Aglaya was particularly amiable to him, and asked a great deal after Evgenie Pavlovitch.
  • Pure amiable curiosity,—I assure you—desire to do a service.
  • The amiable and undoubtedly witty Prince N. could not but feel that he was as a sun, risen for one night only to shine upon the Epanchin drawing-room.
  • Even the German poet, though as amiable as possible, felt that he was doing the house the greatest of honours by his presence in it.
  • He repeated over and over again to Nina Alexandrovna that he alone was to blame—no one else—but that he had acted out of "pure amiable curiosity," and that "the deceased," as he insisted upon calling the still living general, had been the greatest of geniuses.
  • He saw, for instance, that one important dignitary, old enough to be his grandfather, broke off his own conversation in order to listen to HIM—a young and inexperienced man; and not only listened, but seemed to attach value to his opinion, and was kind and amiable, and yet they were strangers and had never seen each other before.
  • Consider!" said Lebedeff with almost servile amiability, smiling at the prince.
  • Evgenie Pavlovitch and Prince S. suddenly grew extremely gay and amiable.

  • There are no more uses of "amiable" in the book.


    Show samples from other sources
  • She seemed an ideal candidate—attractive, amiable, intelligent and energetic.
  • It was an amiable gathering of old friends.

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading