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Definition good natured and sociable
  • She's an affable, never-met-someone-she-didn't-like kind of woman.
affable = good natured and sociable
  • He's an affable guy with a good sense of humor.
  • affable = good natured and sociable
  • When he approached and introduced himself, they were most affable.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • affable = good natured and sociable
  • He was finding the general a most thoughtful and affable host,
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • affable = good natured and sociable
  • an affable and courteous gentleman
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • affable = good natured and sociable
  • In faith, he is a worthy gentleman ... And wondrous affable,
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • affable = good natured and sociable
  • conspiracy; hide it in smiles and affability
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • affability = good nature and sociability
  • To Vladimir and Estragon, affably.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • affably = good natured and sociable
  • Bast's normally affable expression sharpened into a glare.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Then he would turn smooth as silk, affable, urbane, and try to win her so.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • He was what my dad called an affable drunk.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • He was very friendly, affable, busy, kind.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • [He nods affably to Malone and goes out through the little gate in the paling].
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • 'Take it easy, fellas,' the short patriotic Texan counseled affably, with an uncertain grin.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The doctor smiled with a contemptuous affability that said: "What's to be done?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • Whenever I met a person whom I suspected of being a Communist, I talked to him affably but from an emotional distance.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • He stood before her; he had lost his affable smile and wore a look of almost military resolution.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • This is not the John Kennedy whom some consider to be an affable young man who was elected based on good looks and his father's money.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • She seldom abbreviated the girl's name, and when she did so it was always a sign of affability.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • "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

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