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She’s gregarious by nature and loves parties.
  inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others
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gregarious gregariousness gregariously
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  • She’s gregarious by nature and loves parties.
  • he is a gregarious person who avoids solitude
  • Daddy’s favorite was Walter, the most fun-loving and gregarious of his brothers.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • It was so that the gregarious animals had overcome the predaceous; it was so, in human history, that the people had mastered the kings.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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  • The gregarious and outgoing nature she displays at home is hidden in this setting.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Kenneth, usually a gregarious and fun-loving person, also fought the demons of alcoholism.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • He’s just this phenomenal ball of positive energy; completely physical and gregarious.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Charming, gregarious, and handsome as the devil.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Unlike Kim, who’d been outgoing and gregarious, he’d always been more reticent and blended into crowds.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • He was, for example, gregarious and intensely social.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point

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  • There were times when he visited taverns near campus and allowed himself to act gregarious and animated in the manner of younger students.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • But he knew, further, that the comfort of the fire would be his, the protection of the gods, the companionship of the dogs—the last, a companionship of enmity, but none the less a companionship and satisfying to his gregarious needs.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Walking toward the house, he wondered at this change in people and concluded that man was a naturally gregarious creature and they were all starved for companionship and the sight of new faces.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • The American has dwindled into an Odd Fellow—one who may be known by the development of his organ of gregariousness, and a manifest lack of intellect and cheerful self-reliance;
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • He was gregarious, full of energy, and made jokes about his predicament.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • Max’s predecessor, Antonio de Lorca, had been gregarious and charming, but he seemed to be an exception.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • He was intensely private but could be convivial and gregarious in the extreme.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • She says he wanted an old-fashioned woman, not a successful and gregarious entrepreneur like her mother, Flo.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Any zookeeper will tell you that a tiger, indeed any cat, will not attack in the face of a direct stare but will wait until the deer or antelope or wild ox has turned its eyes. But to know that and to apply it are two very different things (and it’s a useless bit of knowledge if you’re hoping to stare down a gregarious cat.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Her husband, Kenneth, a history teacher at East Carteret High School who by all accounts was a gregarious, friendly guy, spent his days at the hospital.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Sunny was somewhat cross with me when we arrived at the store, me bearing the bulging bags of his things and Tommy, drooling and gregarious, methodically aiming his special noise-and-lightmaking pistol at the Lerner’s customers.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • They are gregarious and thrive in crowded cities.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Yet, by placing myself on Yamacraw, I was denying my natural gregariousness and my compulsive need for good friends.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • For the first time in my life, which had for years been sometimes witlessly gregarious, I discovered the pain of unwanted solitude.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • People are gregarious by necessity.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I admired how gregarious she was, how engaged with the world, how amusing and spontaneous—"little feather-head!" as Hobie called her, with a great deal of tenderness —what a breath of fresh air she was!
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The Fin-Back is not gregarious.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Young lady, I am disposed to be gregarious and communicative to-night.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • They do plenty of snubbing on their own, but just let someone who’s snubbed them all her life suddenly break down and turn gregarious—and they all come rolling on their backs with their paws folded, for you to rub their bellies.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • As our transaction proceeds, I ask him all gregarious-like, what news of the Empire or the king-may he rot with gangrene and trench mouth.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • They both looked to the right and to the left into most of the shops they passed, had a wary eye for all gregarious assemblages of people, and turned out of their road to avoid any very excited group of talkers.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • But Harlon was good-looking and gregarious and attracted the attention of the girls.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • She was strong-minded and gregarious.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Although I am a gregarious person, I love solitude even more.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Of all our children, she is the most gregarious, and her laughter sounds the same as Jane’s.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • The books on the table were unspotted and laid in rigid parallels; not one corner of the carpet-rug was curled; and nowhere was there a hockey-stick, a torn picture-book, an old cap, or a gregarious and disorganizing dog.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • The Bellatis were as social and gregarious as the Giulianis were not.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Nina is a child of enormous charm, sweet and gregarious.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • She appeared to be gregarious and fun-loving.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • The gregarious governor was quiet.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • Rabbits are lively at nightfall, and when evening rain drives them underground they still feel gregarious.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • He was gregarious, jovial, quick of mind, highly energetic— "very fat, but very active" — and all of twenty-five.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • General Thomas Lafayette Rosser, a gregarious twenty-eight-year-old Texan, gallops his cavalry into Rice’s Station.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Our loud, gregarious group enjoyed our time with Colt Brennan, Darren McFadden, Chase Daniel, and their families—they were great.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • Jon was coming to know them despite himself: gaunt, quiet Errok and gregarious Grigg the Goat, the boys Quort and Bodger, Hempen Dan the ropemaker.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • The gregarious Johnson has stifled his personality, disciplining himself to be completely silent in meetings in order to avoid offending the president.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • There was in him no toilsome web that might have checked him, no balancing or restraining weight—he had enormous energy, hungry gregariousness, the passion to pool his life.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Because we are gregarious we live in society, and society holds together by means of force, force of arms (that is the policeman) and force of public opinion (that is Mrs. Grundy).
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Peale, a new star in the Philadelphia firmament, young, gifted, gregarious, was also a wholehearted patriot who only days earlier had signed on as a common soldierin a company of local militia.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
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