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  • And behind them jogged a middle-aged man with his own now solemn, now amiable, thoughts.   (source)
  • (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!   (source)
    amiably = in a friendly manner
  • Gus rejoined us as we chatted amiably over the strong coffee,   (source)
    amiably = in a friendly way
  • Max glanced at his father, relieved to see him nibbling on his sandwich and chatting amiably with Frigga and Helga as...   (source)
  • An amiable business arrangement.   (source)
    amiable = friendly
  • The spy chatted on amiably.   (source)
    amiably = in a friendly way
  • Then he speaks slowly and with false amiability.   (source)
    amiability = friendliness
  • I refused--not because I had anything against him; he seemed a mild, amiable man.   (source)
    amiable = friendly, agreeable, and likable
  • You're not very amiable.   (source)
    amiable = friendly
  • Very nice, very amiable.   (source)
    amiable = friendly, agreeable, and likable
  • An elderly gentleman of the amiable military type   (source)
  • Martin, in ... his distaste for the amiable dullness of Irving Watters, turned to the roaring Clif as to something living and experimenting.   (source)
  • Well, get up, so I told myself, ... dress and show an amiable disposition towards your fellow-men.   (source)
  • "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.   (source)
  • an elderly gentleman of a very amiable disposition   (source)
  • Varia did not try to look amiable, and kept her gloomy expression.   (source)
  • I am sorry, Mrs. Hedda,--but I fear I must dispel an amiable illusion.   (source)
    amiable = pleasant (friendly and kindly)
  • who had suddenly become particularly amiable and friendly to him   (source)
    amiable = friendly, agreeable, and likable
  • both burst out laughing, and the discussion took a more amiable turn.   (source)
    amiable = friendly
  • During all that period she appeared to me the most amiable and benevolent of human creatures.   (source)
    amiable = friendly, agreeable, and likable
  • He is perfectly amiable.   (source)
  • Phillips was an amiable man and was, judging by his letters, highly articulate, but he preferred not to speak.†   (source)
  • On the afternoon of September 10, driving out of Cut Bank after buying some parts for a malfunctioning combine, he pulled over for a hitchhiker, an amiable kid who said his name was Alex McCandless.†   (source)
  • Stacey pulled back, considering whether or not T. Ps words were offensive, but T.J. immediately erased the question by continuing amiably.†   (source)
  • …scrapbooks, with their dainty embossed invitations carefully glued in, their menus printed up at the newspaper office, and the subsequent newspaper clippings — the charity teas, the improving lectures illustrated by lantern slides — the hardy, amiable travellers to Paris and Greece and even India, the Sweden-borgians, the Fabians, the Vegetarians, all the various promoters of self-improvement, with once in a while something truly outré — a missionary to Africa, or the Sahara, or New…†   (source)
  • "Come now," the stranger said amiably.†   (source)
  • "I say, that's a bit much," said Frost, amiably.†   (source)
  • "Well, it won't hurt you to stick around a few minutes and be sociable," Williams replied amiably.†   (source)
  • "That's another reason I'm retiring!" old Thorny told Owen amiably.†   (source)
  • Instead he steered me amiably into the lane leading toward the infirmary.†   (source)
  • In the window in Molly's bathroom, also on the ocean side, a light cotton curtain dances constantly in the breeze, sucked toward the screen and out again, billowing toward the sink, an amiable ghostly presence.†   (source)
  • Lacey is the right driver for the situation; I'd be pounding the steering wheel, but she's just amiably chatting with Ben until she turns half around and says, "Q, I really need to go to the bathroom, and we're losing time behind this truck anyway."†   (source)
  • "They are your people, and they love you well," Magister Illyrio said amiably.†   (source)
  • Hobie was amiably silent, reaching for his wine glass without taking his eyes off me.†   (source)
  • "I know that creek well," Dr. Edmonds said amiably.†   (source)
  • Brom and Jeod sat before an oval writing desk, talking amiably.†   (source)
  • "Thanks," Jacob said amiably.†   (source)
  • "I'll pass," I say, and he shrugs amiably, jumps into the plane, and takes off.†   (source)
  • The amiability drained from the other man's face.†   (source)
  • " "I wonder if his mom would agree with that," Uncle Robert replied amiably, cocking an eyebrow.†   (source)
  • As he filled the radiator, his head bent over the engine, he began to chat amiably, and on ascertaining that I was undertaking a motoring tour of the area, recommended I visit a local beauty spot, a certain pond not half a mile away.†   (source)
  • "Tu kralim," the young Ceald replied amiably.†   (source)
  • In his amiable way he was telling the truth, because one could not imagine a less despotic husband.†   (source)
  • No, Carl Heine was not amiable, but neither was he a bad sort.†   (source)
  • The man himself was a mixture of simplicity, shrewdness, and amiability.†   (source)
  • Now all three-Dick and the boy and Perry-were piling out of the car and shamelessly, though amiably, competing with one another.†   (source)
  • That year, Robben Island's commanding officer was Colonel Van Aarde, a rather amiable, harmless fellow who allowed us free rein.†   (source)
  • "That's a different story," interjected the bird a bit more amiably.†   (source)
  • August is oblivious, buttoning his waistcoat and chatting amiably when Uncle Al bursts through the flap.†   (source)
  • The man turned to Fiver with the kind of amiability that an ogre might show to a victim whom they both know that he will kill and eat as soon as it suits him to do so.†   (source)
  • They stood on the banks of the creek, chatting amiably, while Dish hung his head and made the sound like the bogged cow.†   (source)
  • He wanted to know as little as possible, to feel only enough to get through the day amiably and to be interesting enough to warrant the curiosity of other people—but not their all-consuming devotion.†   (source)
  • After work, with overpowering rain coming down continuously, he'd come up to the house to play a few games of chess with Ben and stay for dinner, where the four of them would sit at the table, chatting amiably.†   (source)
  • But this effervescence was frenetic and likely to vanish in an instant; just a word or two of amiable feeling on my part, some suggestion that I found his companionship pleasant, could banish all such affairs for months.†   (source)
  • Esteban, who had not had a chance to get to know his daughter, mistook her placid amiability and her eagerness to set the table with the silver candlesticks for love.†   (source)
  • With amiable regret, he declined the offer of a combat post under General Dreedle.†   (source)
  • Rob's in the room, and they talk amiably, still a welcome change after the long months of strife.†   (source)
  • "So," Christian asked amiably.†   (source)
  • You see, instead of severing the prefrontal lobe, a single lobe, that is, we apply pressure in the proper degrees to the major centers of nerve control-our concept is Gestalt-and the result is as complete a change of personality as you'll find in your famous fairy-tale cases of criminals transformed into amiable fellows after all that bloody business of a brain operation.†   (source)
  • "Amiable" and "modest" were words frequently used to describe him, and there was a softness in his eyes that people remembered.†   (source)
  • Neither courtesy nor amiability is on my mind just now, sir.†   (source)
  • The man in the other pannier looked round at me quite amiably.†   (source)
  • I knew, even then, that there was an inner hardness, often volatile anger beneath the outwardly amiable, thoughtful, carefully controlled demeanor of John Kennedy.†   (source)
  • You're a practical man, Mr. Rearden," said Dr. Ferris amiably.†   (source)
  • Mark had stopped to talk with an amiable, blue-haired woman who looked two hundred years old and gave every indication of monopolizing his company all night.†   (source)
  • After a morning at church, we stroll amiably toward Ladies' Mile in Hyde Park.†   (source)
  • The one who I notice most, beaming evil rays from her charcoal pencil-smeared eyes, is the most-likely-to-be our-next-class-president, the ever-amiable Madison.†   (source)
  • I started setting up, and Dr. Einstein, who was a very amiable man, was chatting with me and expressed curiosity about tape recording, which was fairly new in those days.†   (source)
  • I am an amiable man.†   (source)
  • He nods amiably, helping himself to the toast she has kept warm for him in the oven.†   (source)
  • "Way to think outside the box, Guillaume," Chaz says amiably.†   (source)
  • Surely if there were any truth in the notion that reading fiction greatly increased our capacity for empathy then college English departments, which have by far the densest concentration of fiction readers in human history, would be legendary for their absence of back-stabbing, competitive ill-will, factional rage, and egocentric self-promoters; they'd be the one place where disputes are most often quickly and amiably resolved by mutual empathetic engagement.†   (source)
  • "Tote all my friends here," he said amiably and then looked to the sky.†   (source)
  • A bit reserved, but amiable.†   (source)
  • Two undercover SWAT agents were chatting amiably just outside the hotel's entrance.†   (source)
  • The pilot, an amiable flight lieutenant wearing a handlebar mustache, watched the load going aboard with honest bewilderment writ large across his brow.†   (source)
  • Old Chao said this pointedly; but then as if remembering himself, continued in a more amiable tone.†   (source)
  • The amiable, decent American was in all his features.†   (source)
  • "My name is Rashaverak," said the Overlord amiably.†   (source)
  • He gazed at her, perhaps having had his vision of consensus as others do orgasms, face now smooth, amiable, at peace.†   (source)
  • Now he could not have been more amiable and engaging.†   (source)
  • DOCTOR [AMIABLY]: Yes, especially if some of you Kellers don't get a night's sleep.†   (source)
  • Then I whistled to Charley and he responded amiably enough.†   (source)
  • Uncle Allen found an amiable neighbor named Walter who owned a rickety flatbed truck and would move our furniture to Baltimore for $20.†   (source)
  • He was amazed at Lara's amiability toward them, and he could not believe that she sincerely liked any of them.†   (source)
  • They chat amiably.†   (source)
  • I was beginning hotly when he began to laugh, grinning widely so that the lines of his face were somehow lost in the creases of laughter, making him look young and amiable.†   (source)
  • She is a buxom Irish peasant, in her early twenties, with a red-cheeked comely face, black hair and blue eyes— amiable, ignorant, clumsy, and possessed by a dense, well-meaning stupidity.†   (source)
  • Henry Adams considered him to be one of "the calmest, most reasonable and most amiable men in the United States, and quite unusual in social charm.†   (source)
  • His black eyes were amiably following a little fly now.†   (source)
  • She would sell tickets for a charity dance or act as a dancing partner for a visiting fullback with equal amiability.†   (source)
  • "Thank you for your amiability, Doctor," said Poirot.   (source)
    amiability = the quality of being friendly and agreeable
  • I watched my master's face pass from amiability to sternness;   (source)
  • He was still smiling in the most amiable manner.   (source)
    amiable = friendly, agreeable, and likable
  • The inhabitants of the Humble Home were supposed to be amiable and intelligent.   (source)
  • I am playful; playfulness is a part of my amiable character.   (source)
    amiable = friendly
  • I shall see no one half so amiable where I am going.   (source)
    amiable = friendly, agreeable, and likable
  • Mrs. Penniman was truly amiable, but she now gave signs of temper.   (source)
  • As they passed down the hall Gunch demanded amiably, "George, old scout, you were soreheaded about something, here a while back."   (source)
    amiably = in a friendly way
  • He dropped his arms and went up to the wagon, smiling amiably and looking at them out of his pale blue eyes.   (source)
  • That sweet, amiable Jane Fairfax!   (source)
    amiable = friendly, agreeable, and likable
  • he might have had amiable intentions.   (source)
  • Yet, though so well acquainted with this amiable weakness, no individual among his parishioners chose to make the black veil a subject of friendly remonstrance.   (source)
    amiable = easy to get along with
  • 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.   (source)
    amiable = friendly, agreeable, and likable
  • Is she said to be amiable?   (source)
  • His smile was amiable, yet she could see the sheen of sweat on his brow.†   (source)
  • He was prepared not to be received, even with an amiable excuse, and that certainty kept him calm.†   (source)
  • Alex Van Ness agreed amiably; the defendant had indeed lied.†   (source)
  • His answering look was amiable and drowsy.†   (source)
  • Even guards who had once been amiable were now hostile, lashing out without reason.†   (source)
  • When Sister Maria found it, she asked him a question, very amiably.†   (source)
  • He chatted amiably with Ser Balon and Ser Dontos as he made his way to the front.†   (source)
  • Anyway," he said amiably, pouring part of his own beer into my half-empty glass.†   (source)
  • "Ah, beautiful," said Gyuri amiably, leaning in to look at my right side.†   (source)
  • "Evening, sir," she said amiably, pushing the cart inside.†   (source)
  • And for years after that, a chauvinist of the more amiable sort.†   (source)
  • Set chatted amiably about tjesu heru poison: "Completely incurable!†   (source)
  • Jaime remembered Owen Merryweather well enough; an amiable man, but ineffectual.†   (source)
  • He peered up at them, his lumpish face grinning amiably.†   (source)
  • "Or I might kill my bro Percy," Jason said amiably.†   (source)
  • "Yes, yes," Aro said, a hint of impatience in his otherwise amiable tone.†   (source)
  • "He's robbing you blind, wench," Jaime said amiably.†   (source)
  • Your young lady has an amiable way to her.†   (source)
  • "That sounds like a law firm," said Stevens amiably, walking across the room, hand extended.†   (source)
  • He may have been an amiable little horse, but his career prospects looked dim.†   (source)
  • Richter amiably, "shall we see a few demonstrations?"†   (source)
  • Wasn't it odd that Smith was so amiable about having been caught?†   (source)
  • Patrick was a bright, amiable, undaunted fellow with whom we got along very well.†   (source)
  • Amiable was too free a word when applied to Hunter.†   (source)
  • "I'm serious," Longstreet said amiably "A little eccentricity is a help to a general.†   (source)
  • "What have we here?" inquired the demon amiably.†   (source)
  • "Hello, little boy;" he said, amiably shaking Milo by the hand.†   (source)
  • The doctor chuckled amiably and lit another cigarette.†   (source)
  • I decided I didn't want pie," Lou said amiably and shut the door quietly behind her and Oz.†   (source)
  • Plumm was a creature of the free companies, an amiable mongrel.†   (source)
  • We'll discuss it, you and I," said Mouch amiably.†   (source)
  • That's hardly a courteous or an amiable way to begin, Mr. Conklin," observed the director.†   (source)
  • He is so amiable that I pronounce you will love him if ever you become acquainted with him.†   (source)
  • Mr. McDaniels is my father," he said amiably while looking around the room.†   (source)
  • They chat amiably across a shin-high magazine table.†   (source)
  • "Why, no prince is ever late," the Lord of White Harbor responded amiably.†   (source)
  • "amiable," even "tender," and Washington felt much the same way.†   (source)
  • "Well, let me be of service," piped Toby amiably.†   (source)
  • His disposition appears extremely amiable.†   (source)
  • He laughed often, and well, and spoke amiably to highborn lords and lowly serving wenches alike.†   (source)
  • They all had their father's amiable personality, and most of them had his homely little body too.†   (source)
  • She was basically straightforward and… well, yes, she was amiable.†   (source)
  • Aarfy grinned again and shrugged amiably.†   (source)
  • "Lothar seemed amiable, that's a hopeful sign.†   (source)
  • "Okay," said Kinnan amiably, "let's talk your lingo.†   (source)
  • "Virtue is not always amiable," Adams concluded.†   (source)
  • Pumpkin was amiable to every horse he met and became a surrogate parent to the flighty ones.†   (source)
  • "No one," he agreed amiably, "least of all our father.†   (source)
  • "Rather too fierce, for an amiable fellow like me," said Petyr.†   (source)
  • Emmett was an amiable man, and he loved the song of swords.†   (source)
  • He has an amiable wife …. two lovely children.†   (source)
  • Our own father was gentle and amiable, but so weak his bannermen mocked him in their cups.†   (source)
  • In his early life, she recalled, no child was ever so tender and amiable.†   (source)
  • "That was good of you," said the singer amiably.†   (source)
  • "Well met, friends," he called to them amiably.†   (source)
  • "Blount is a blustering coward," he said amiably.†   (source)
  • His black hair was plastered down and parted in the middle; he grinned with amiable fatuity.†   (source)
  • But Lotte had an amiable, generous disposition that refuted the look of menace.†   (source)
  • There was a distant amiability in his tone that filled her with encouragement.†   (source)
  • She smiles amiably at her brother, revealing her yellowing teeth, and Nabi laughs, looking down at his cup.†   (source)
  • It was door, and a mom -year-old deputy leader of the Bruce Herrod, the amiable thirty-seven South African team, and the sole remaining member of that expedition with real mountaineering credentials.†   (source)
  • She has a large family—she's had so many children, I've lost count—but she makes an effort to sit at the housemothers' table on Sundays; and she chatters amiably to the weekend girls.†   (source)
  • Wanda was forever foraging in her purse for a lighter, swaying and leaning into the person next to her as she babbled amiably.†   (source)
  • "Sonny, I had some until this morning," he replied amiably, "but Junior Cassell came by and got part of it for a doghouse, and Reverend Richard got the rest to patch the roof of his church.†   (source)
  • She nodded amiably, smiling dreamily.†   (source)
  • The penguins tottered and clucked and dived, slipping off the habitat rocks like amiable hams but living under water like tuxedoed muscles.†   (source)
  • Herrod, whom I'd met several times on the mountain, was an amiable thirty-seven-year-old of bearish build.†   (source)
  • He was, after all, an amiable fellow, taking the trouble to guide me in reversing out through the gateway, and before I parted, he bent down and recommended again that I visit the local pond, repeating his instructions on how I would find it.†   (source)
  • Nothing but a great, amiable boredom.†   (source)
  • He spoke very amiably.†   (source)
  • The first time he'd seen her after the war she'd tried, he recalled, to be amiable, but he had not been capable of accepting this.†   (source)
  • She refused in an amiable but firm manner, with the explicit argument that she had nothing to repent of.†   (source)
  • He found Littlefinger in the brothel's — common room, chatting amiably with a tall, elegant woman who wore a feathered gown over skin as black as ink.†   (source)
  • Cozily, he slipped one arm through hers, and with the other reached over and patted her on the hand: a little Puritan-looking devil of a man, thin, amiable, spry.†   (source)
  • His ruddy cheeks and his long, old-fashioned nose, in combination with the prematurely white hair, gave him the amiable look of a lesser founding father, some minor member of the Continental Congress teleported to the twenty-first century.†   (source)
  • I asked amiably, looking between them.†   (source)
  • How long's he here for?" he repeated amiably when I didn't answer—he couldn't see my face, staring out horrified into the street.†   (source)
  • slapping me on the back, pouring me shots, offering me food, offering me Marlboros, shouting amiably at me in Russian without apparent expectation of reply— Hand on my shoulder.†   (source)
  • Amiably I got up— swaying happily on air, supporting myself on bits of furniture as I walked —and smiled at the girl in the door: blonde, shy-seeming, offering me my clothes wrapped in plastic.†   (source)
  • The gunslinger nodded amiably.†   (source)
  • While Eva tested and argued with her men, leaving them feeling as though they had been in combat with a worthy, if amiable, foe, Hannah rubbed no edges, made no demands, made the man feel as though he were complete and wonderful just as he was—he didn't need fixing—and so he relaxed and swooned in the Hannah-light that shone on him simply because he was.†   (source)
  • Once Millie's pesky skin irritation had been addressed, Hannah waddled away, greeting a nearby work crew with the amiable ease of a big-city mayor.†   (source)
  • An amiable fellow like me?†   (source)
  • He was lively, pungent, and naturally amiable—so amiable, as Thomas Jefferson would later write, that it was impossible not to warm to him.†   (source)
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