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  • Mr. van der Luyden greeted Mrs. Archer with cousinly affability, proffered to Newland low-voiced congratulations couched in the same language as his wife’s, and seated himself in one of the brocade armchairs with the simplicity of a reigning sovereign.
  • The fact of Madame Olenska’s "foreignness" could hardly have been more adroitly emphasised than by this farewell tribute; and Mrs. van der Luyden accepted her displacement with an affability which left no doubt as to her approval.

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  • She’s an affable, never-met-someone-she-didn’t-like kind of woman.
  • He’s an affable guy with a good sense of humor.

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