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Definition readily complying to suggestions and influences
  • 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
  • She was not so amenable to the law as he.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Warden Coyne was more amenable than I expected.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • 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
  • 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
  • "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
  • 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 in short the most comfortable, profitable, amenable person to live with.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • The young one will be more amenable to control.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Being in the service of the crown, your honor, he is amenable to martial law.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • "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
  • She was in short the most comfortable, profitable, amenable person to live with.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 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
  • The cabin was far more amenable to cargo than to people.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • And then what is so awful about being amenable and liked?
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Calm the crowd with my amenable Asian face.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • He is the most friendly and amenable creature in existence; and as for advice!
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield

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