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affable
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • "We must apologize most humbly, your reverence," began Miuesov, simpering affably, and speaking in a dignified and respectful tone.
  • "I shall be delighted, panie," said the Pole on the sofa, with dignity and affable condescension, and he took his glass.
  • Greeting his father affably, and even inquiring specially after his health, though he did not wait to hear his answer to the end, he announced that he was starting off in an hour to return to Moscow for good, and begged him to send for the horses.
  • But he was ready for any affable conversation as soon as his host should begin it.
  • "Allow me to ask," began the counsel for the defense, with the most affable and even respectful smile, "you are, of course, the same Mr. Rakitin whose pamphlet, The Life of the Deceased Elder, Father Zossima, published by the diocesan authorities, full of profound and religious reflections and preceded by an excellent and devout dedication to the bishop, I have just read with such pleasure?"

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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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