Mr. Chillip laid his head a little more on one side, and looked at my aunt like an amiable bird.
"The amiable old Proctor" — who’s he?
In a word, I never saw anybody so thoroughly jovial as Mr. Micawber was, down to the very last moment of the evening, when I took a hearty farewell of himself and his amiable wife.
You’re a devilish amiable-looking fellow, Copperfield.
Ah! amiable indeed!’
’Like enough,’ he returned; ’though there’s a sarcastic meaning in that observation for an amiable piece of innocence like my young friend.
The amiable creature with the polished head told me a long story, which I think was about gardening.
Mr. Omer, with a very complacent and amiable face, took several puffs in silence; and then said, resuming his first point: ’Accordingly we’re obleeged, in ascertaining how Barkis goes on, to limit ourselves to Em’ly.
When a most amiable person, with a highly polished bald head, asked me across the dinner table, if that were the first occasion of my seeing the grounds, I could have done anything to him that was savage and revengeful.
Doctor Strong regarded him with a puzzled and doubting look, which almost immediately subsided into a smile that gave me great encouragement; for it was full of amiability and sweetness, and there was a simplicity in it, and indeed in his whole manner, when the studious, pondering frost upon it was got through, very attractive and hopeful to a young scholar like me.
I came upon the amiable creature — if you’ll imagine my feelings, Miss Trotwood and David — in the act of making his will.’
And a more cheerful, amiable, honest, happy, bright-looking bride, I believe (as I could not help saying on the spot) the world never saw.
A charming woman indeed, sir,’ said Mr. Chillip; ’as amiable, I am sure, as it was possible to be!
’You would do something, whatever you were, my dear Traddles,’ thought I, ’that would be pleasant and amiable.
That sagacious Miss Mills, too; that amiable, though quite used up, recluse; that little patriarch of something less than twenty, who had done with the world, and mustn’t on any account have the slumbering echoes in the caverns of Memory awakened; what a kind thing she did!
I was glad to infer, from these slight premises, that Mr. Micawber was doing well; and consequently was much surprised to receive, about this time, the following letter from his amiable wife.
’Oh! it’s very kind of you, Copperfield,’ returned Uriah, undulating all over, ’and we all know what an amiable character yours is; but you know that the moment I spoke to you the other night, you knew what I meant.
The gentleness of the Doctor’s manner and surprise, the dignity that mingled with the supplicating attitude of his wife, the amiable concern of Mr. Dick, and the earnestness with which my aunt said to herself, ’That man mad!’
He would sometimes think he had got the better of his objection, and be amiable for a few minutes; and then would put up his snub nose, and howl to that extent, that there was nothing for it but to blind him and put him in the plate-warmer.
After an interval of Mrs. Kidgerbury — the oldest inhabitant of Kentish Town, I believe, who went out charing, but was too feeble to execute her conceptions of that art — we found another treasure, who was one of the most amiable of women, but who generally made a point of falling either up or down the kitchen stairs with the tray, and almost plunged into the parlour, as into a bath, with the tea-things.
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She seemed an ideal candidate—attractive, amiable, intelligent and energetic.