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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.
  • To Vladimir and Estragon, affably.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • an affable and courteous gentleman
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew

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  • conspiracy; hide it in smiles and affability
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • He was finding the general a most thoughtful and affable host,
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • When he approached and introduced himself, they were most affable.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • In faith, he is a worthy gentleman ... And wondrous affable,
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • In college, I even wore glasses for a bit, fake spectacles with clear lenses that I thought would lend me an affable, unthreatening vibe.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Bast’s normally affable expression sharpened into a glare.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • "Sure it is," she answered, almost affably.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • With a rising sense of panic, I watched the affable helper putting on his jacket.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Suddenly he was all affability.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Tom is affable and good-natured right up until the moment the whiskey he’s tippling from a flask in the pocket of his father’s too-big suit coat makes him drunk.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • He could neither talk, read, nor write, yet he was as likable and affable as anyone in the class.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Still, he smiled affably enough, and invited me to sit down.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Then there would be no question of erections, how they reflected on this naked, affable Danish woman opposite him.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • This was a different, more affable energy, with the pills: a combination of sluggishness and brightness, a bemused, goofy, floating quality.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The department manager was a stylish, affable woman of about fifty, just the type who would work with brides for twenty years.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • He calls me back again and affably gives me to understand that for once he is pleased to put mercy before justice.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Other than that, he had those same narrow green eyes, that scar on his upper lip, that round face, that affable smile.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • This occasion shall not entirely pass without that affability on your part.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Lady Catherine was reckoned proud by many people he knew, but he had never seen anything but affability in her.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • The countess looked at her callers, smiling affably, but not concealing the fact that she would not be distressed if they now rose and took their leave.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Mr. Hardman, who was smoking a cigar, welcomed them affably.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • She seldom abbreviated the girl’s name, and when she did so it was always a sign of affability.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • I went up to her, and was received with an affable kiss and shake of the hand.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • "However," replied the abbe, with an affable smile, "when that report is in accordance with the truth, everybody must believe it, the police as well as all the rest."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Here, it said, wearing a kid grin, was a very personable character, clean-cut, affable, a fellow any man might trust to shave him.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Tom received the compliment with becoming modesty, and began to look as affable as was consistent, as John Bunyan says, "with his doggish nature."
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • His manners in private were even more mild and attractive than in public, for there was a certain dignity in his mien during his lecture which in his own house was replaced by the greatest affability and kindness.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Comparisons have also been drawn between McCandless and Carl McCunn, an affable ab-sentminded Texan who moved to Fairbanks during the 1970s oil boom and found lucrative employment on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction project.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • He was affable and sad.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "Gee! ain’t it hot, hey?" he said affably to a man who was polishing his streaming face with his coat sleeves.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Bestowing a word of promise here and a smile there, a whisper on one happy slave and a wave of the hand on another, Monseigneur affably passed through his rooms to the remote region of the Circumference of Truth.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • ’tis well known, a big nose is indicative Of a soul affable, and kind, and courteous, Liberal, brave, just like myself, and such As you can never dare to dream yourself, Rascal contemptible!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • 4LMr. Rearden," said the eldest judge, smiling affably, reproachfully and spreading his arms, "it is regrettable that you should have misunderstood us so completely.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • When I overtook them and stopped to say a word, I found them affable and confiding.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • He approved highly of the giant Morgante, because, although of the giant breed which is always arrogant and ill-conditioned, he alone was affable and well-bred.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • But there was no such thing between my servant and me; instead of which there was the greatest gratitude and the most sincere love; he found me not only his deliverer, but his preserver and comforter; not a severe and cruel tyrant, but a kind, loving, and affable friend.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • The ticket-taker on the streetcar nodded affably when I paid my fare.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • His campus nickname-"The Dolphin"-was a reference both to his affable nature and his legendary ability to dive into a pool and outmaneuver the entire opposing squad in a water polo match.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "Let master take the risk," Conseil said, "and we’ll know where we stand on the captain’s affability."
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Even Polly seemed impressed, for he called her a good girl, blessed her buttons, and begged her to "come and take a walk, dear", in his most affable tone.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • "Some do that," she says, her tone almost affable now, though distanced; it’s as if we’re considering a choice of nail polish.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • But even in that enviable situation, he was affable, and distinguished as much for his attention to the forms of courtesy, as for that chivalrous courage which, only two short years afterward, induced him to throw away his life on the plains of Abraham.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Not that it was Mr. Giles’s habit to admit to too great familiarity the humbler servants: towards whom it was rather his wont to deport himself with a lofty affability, which, while it gratified, could not fail to remind them of his superior position in society.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • He ejected a quid of tobacco, nodded affably to Merlyn and pointed his trident at the Wart.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Dr. Abaddon said affably as he emptied his pockets of a cell phone, some keys, and a cigarette lighter.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • So exceeding affable as she was!
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
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