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  • The inhabitants of the Humble Home were supposed to be amiable and intelligent.
  • Perhaps the most amiable feature of life in Gopher Prairie was the summer cottages.
  • Chunky, amiable, young Mrs. McGanum with her breast and arms of a milkmaid, and her loud delayed laugh which burst startlingly from a sober face, was the daughter of old Dr. Westlake, and the wife of Westlake’s partner, Dr. McGanum.
  • She shook her head as though she were shaking off water, and hastened into the library, a young, light, amiable presence, modest in unbuttoned fur coat, blue suit, fresh organdy collar, and tan boots roughened from scuffling snow.
  • You’ve given me money both freely and amiably.
  • The men giggled amiably as they passed the whisky bottle, and laughed, "There’s a real sport!" when Juanita Haydock took a sip.
  • They were attracted to each other; a Swedish Othello and Desdemona, more useful and amiable than their prototypes.
  • With Vida as lieutenant and unofficial commander she campaigned for a village nurse to attend poor families, raised the fund herself, saw to it that the nurse was young and strong and amiable and intelligent.
  • Olaf was a Norse chieftain: straight, sunny-haired, large-limbed, resplendently amiable to his subjects.
  • She thought that it would be amiable to bow to Mrs. Champ Perry.
  • Don’t you realize that it isn’t just because her papa needs a bright young man in the mill that Myrtle is amiable to you?
  • Suppose she never again saw him at breakfast, silent but amiable, listening to her chatter.
  • The thing she gained in Washington was not information about office-systems and labor unions but renewed courage, that amiable contempt called poise.
  • "Yes, it would jar you to have Bert butting in," he said amiably.
  • The conference on a dramatic club theoretically included Kennicott, but he sat back, patting yawns, conscious of Fern’s ankles, smiling amiably on the children at their sport.
  • Carol was amiable.
  • She discovered that amiable old Dr. Westlake read everything in verse and "light fiction"; that Lyman Cass, the veal-faced, bristly-bearded owner of the mill, had tramped through Gibbon, Hume, Grote, Prescott, and the other thick historians; that he could repeat pages from them—and did.
  • Smiling, passing each other the pressed-glass pickle-dish, seeing Mrs. Gurrey’s linty supper-cloth irradiated by the light of intimacy, Vida and Raymie talked about Carol’s rose-colored turban, Carol’s sweetness, Carol’s new low shoes, Carol’s erroneous theory that there was no need of strict discipline in school, Carol’s amiability in the Bon Ton, Carol’s flow of wild ideas, which, honestly, just simply made you nervous trying to keep track of them.
  • She dropped into his lap and (after he had jerked back his head to save his eye-glasses, and removed the glasses, and settled her in a position less cramping to his legs, and casually cleared his throat) he kissed her amiably, and remarked: "Nope, I must say you’re fairly good about things like that.
  • Early in March Mrs. Westlake, wife of the veteran physician, marched into Carol’s living-room like an amiable old pussy and suggested, "My dear, you really must come to the Thanatopsis this afternoon.

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

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