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  • She seemed an ideal candidate—attractive, amiable, intelligent and energetic.
  • It was an amiable gathering of old friends.
  • I watched my master’s face pass from amiability to sternness;
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Well, get up, so I told myself, ... dress and show an amiable disposition towards your fellow-men.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf

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  • I refused—not because I had anything against him; he seemed a mild, amiable man.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • Mrs. Penniman was truly amiable, but she now gave signs of temper.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • Somehow, in the broad, shadowless light of noon, the water looked amiable and welcoming.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Very nice, very amiable.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • both burst out laughing, and the discussion took a more amiable turn.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Gus rejoined us as we chatted amiably over the strong coffee,
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift

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  • The inhabitants of the Humble Home were supposed to be amiable and intelligent.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • he was an amiable if not overly insightful man,
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Max glanced at his father, relieved to see him nibbling on his sandwich and chatting amiably with Frigga and Helga as...
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • I can be amiable. Agreeable. Affable. And that’s only the A’s.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • He waited in amiable silence, and I sought to reinforce my position:
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • You will be together, you will appear amiable to each other.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • an elderly gentleman of a very amiable disposition
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • During all that period she appeared to me the most amiable and benevolent of human creatures.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He was still smiling in the most amiable manner.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • He is perfectly amiable.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • When she saw her friend at the door, his white beard and his amiable, toothless smile, Mariam felt tears stinging the corners of her eyes again.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The king was still smiling amiably, like he’d just delivered great news.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • I actually liked it when Khanum Taheri was there, and not just because of her amiable ways; Soraya was more relaxed, more talkative with her mother around.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • An elderly gentleman of the amiable military type
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • Occasionally one of the tour guides or teachers would notice him standing there, unfamiliar even if amiable, and he would be met with a questioning stare.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • That sweet, amiable Jane Fairfax!
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Kalo waved amiably; then he turned the attack dogs loose.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • The spy chatted on amiably.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • You’re not very amiable.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Then he speaks slowly and with false amiability.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Is she said to be amiable?
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • He dropped his arms and went up to the wagon, smiling amiably and looking at them out of his pale blue eyes.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • (Amiably, as he sits himself easily on a chair, leaning forward on his knees with interest and looking expectantly into the newcomer’s face) What can we do for you, Mr. Lindner!
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • this amiable encounter
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • "Perhaps someone can push you along in a wheelchair," the girl said amiably.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • I shall see no one half so amiable where I am going.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • she need not fear to acknowledge some actual specks in the character of their father, who ... she did believe, upon serious consideration, to be not perfectly amiable.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • who had suddenly become particularly amiable and friendly to him
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • "Thank you for your amiability, Doctor," said Poirot.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • As they passed down the hall Gunch demanded amiably, "George, old scout, you were soreheaded about something, here a while back."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Varia did not try to look amiable, and kept her gloomy expression.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • I am sorry, Mrs. Hedda,—but I fear I must dispel an amiable illusion.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • I am playful; playfulness is a part of my amiable character.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • An amiable business arrangement.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • an amiable siege to the honesty of this Ford’s wife: use your art of wooing; win her to consent to you:
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Martin, in ... his distaste for the amiable dullness of Irving Watters, turned to the roaring Clif as to something living and experimenting.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • "You’d think I ought to let Anne go to the moon if she took the notion, I’ve no doubt" was Marilla’s amiable rejoinder.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • in no sense is meet or amiable
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • And behind them jogged a middle-aged man with his own now solemn, now amiable, thoughts.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • he might have had amiable intentions.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
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