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  • And then what is so awful about being amenable and liked?
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "I got some fine piecework to barter, if you’re amenable," I hear a man say to Mr. Nielsen, standing behind the counter.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • "As long as this is what you want, and Mr. Hobart’s amenable, I see nothing wrong with this arrangement for the time being.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • If his feelings are as fervent as hers, the new soul will probably be amenable.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host

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  • Trust me, good jailer, you shall briefly have peace in your house; and, I promise you, Mistress Prynne shall hereafter be more amenable to just authority than you may have found her heretofore.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Foolish as it seems to me now, I had not reckoned that, transparent or not, I was still amenable to the weather and all its consequences.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • She was not so amenable to the law as he.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Remember that he has the strength of twenty men, and that, though our necks or our windpipes are of the common kind, and therefore breakable or crushable, his are not amenable to mere strength.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Through her, I can discern my opponents’ troubles and weaknesses, as well as what will please them and make them amenable to my wishes.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The Odyssey is an amenable poem open to all comers in search of delight, and from antiquity onwards has lent itself to a wide range of interpretation.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey

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  • Mind, I don’t say a CRIME; I am not speaking of shedding of blood or any other guilty act, which might make the perpetrator amenable to the law: my word is ERROR.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Conseil was eager to accept, and this time the Canadian proved perfectly amenable to going with us.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The young one will be more amenable to control.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • He is the most friendly and amenable creature in existence; and as for advice!
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • If Sam is amenable.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • They shall be Katrina’s, if you are amenable.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Until this moment, no one took it ill that you should suffer anger; we learned this from the old stories of how towering wrath could overcome great men; but they were still amenable to gifts and to persuasion.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • The cabin was far more amenable to cargo than to people.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The terrible new head turned out to be an extremely amenable person, and Stepan Arkadyevitch lunched with him and stayed on, so that it was four o’clock before he got to Alexey Alexandrovitch.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • It challenged him in the only way in which he was readily amenable to challenge—by touching a certain clarity of brain that only demanded a sufficient task.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • She knew not how such an offence as hers might be classed by the laws of worldly politeness, to what a degree of unforgivingness it might with propriety lead, nor to what rigours of rudeness in return it might justly make her amenable.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • There is not the smallest probability that, after having been as obstinate as a mule for two years, she suddenly became amenable to reason.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • "If you will send me some of the manuscript to copy at any time, as you used to, I will do it with so much pleasure!" she said with amenable gentleness.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Graff was not so amenable to Vision and Ideals as usual.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Warden Coyne was more amenable than I expected.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • He was not very knowledgeable about the ANC nor was he an experienced activist, but he was respectable, and amenable to our program.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • She was in short the most comfortable, profitable, amenable person to live with.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • There is one type for which his desire is such as to be naturally amenable to the Enemy—readily mixed with charity, readily obedient to marriage, coloured all through with that golden light of reverence and naturalness which we detest; there is another type which he desires brutally, and desires to desire brutally, a type best used to draw him away from marriage altogether but which, even within marriage, he would tend to treat as a slave, an idol, or an accomplice.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • For when scrutinized in terms not of what it is but of how it functions, of how it has served mankind in the past, of how it may serve today, mythology shows itself to be as amenable as life itself to the obsessions and requirements of the individual, the race, the age.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • And then the usual denouement after the fun had gone on fast and furious he got 1190 landed into hot water and had to be spirited away by a few friends, after a strong hint to a blind horse from John Mallon of Lower Castle Yard, so as not to be made amenable under section two of the criminal law amendment act, certain names of those subpoenaed being handed in but not divulged for reasons which will occur to anyone with a pick of brains.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • From having considered them very respectful companions, amenable to instruction, she had begun to think that they meant perhaps to kill her as soon as it was dark, and cut up her body for gradual cooking; the suspicion crossed her that the fierce-eyed old man was in fact the Devil, who might drop that transparent disguise at any moment, and turn either into the grinning blacksmith, or else a fiery-eyed monster with dragon’s wings.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • She was in short the most comfortable, profitable, amenable person to live with.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Being in the service of the crown, your honor, he is amenable to martial law.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • Calm the crowd with my amenable Asian face.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • If Rowan had committed the treasons of which you speak, I might be more amenable to your terms.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Jefferson, who had once called Louis XVI "a good man," "an honest man," observed privately that monarchs were "amenable to punishment like other criminals."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • It seemed to say with cutting sharpness: "Here’s the eminently amenable nobleman you might have married!"
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • Rieux asked him to let him know how he got on with his project, and not to bear him a grudge for not having been more amenable.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • ’You are amenable.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The new man in charge of the Midway, Sol Bloom, had struck like a bolt of lightning and seemed amenable to just about anything—the more novel and startling the better.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • In the path of the talking and laughing mothers and the now wild children she sat blinking her eyes, but amenable, like a baby when he is wheeled out into the sunlight.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • In the path of the talking and laughing mothers and the now wild children she sat blinking her eyes, but amenable, like a baby when he is wheeled out into the sunlight.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • Then when Duane had pumped the now amenable outlaw of all details pertaining to the present he gathered data and facts and places covering a period of ten years Fletcher had been with Cheseldine.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • The one would be amenable to personal punishment and disgrace; the person of the other is sacred and inviolable.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The manner of uplifting was to select a certain number of mill girls whom it was deemed well to help, approach them on the subject, and, if they appeared amenable, pay a substitute to take charge of their looms while those in process of being uplifted attended a meeting of the Club.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • If he had been able to believe at the foundations of his soul (there where he himself did not know what was what) that work has unconditional value, is a principle that answers its own question, might not both body and mind—first his mind, and through it, his body—have been more amenable to work and exhibited more stamina?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • And now, ladies and gentlemen, through hoops of real fire…" C H A PT E R I 4 It is interesting to note that the lion that is the most amenable to the circus trainer’s tricks is the one with the lowest social standing in the pride, the omega animal.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • ’I say again,’ said my aunt, ’nobody knows what that man’s mind is except myself; and he’s the most amenable and friendly creature in existence.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The child could not be made amenable to rules.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Chapter 32 Levin had long before made the observation that when one is uncomfortable with people from their being excessively amenable and meek, one is apt very soon after to find things intolerable from their touchiness and irritability.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
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