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affable
used in Jane Eyre

4 uses
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Definition
good natured and sociable
  • I went up to her, and was received with an affable kiss and shake of the hand.
    Chapter 11 (46% in)
  • The enigma then was explained: this affable and kind little widow was no great dame; but a dependant like myself.
    Chapter 11 (50% in)
  • During this interval, even Adele was seldom sent for to his presence, and all my acquaintance with him was confined to an occasional rencontre in the hall, on the stairs, or in the gallery, when he would sometimes pass me haughtily and coldly, just acknowledging my presence by a distant nod or a cool glance, and sometimes bow and smile with gentlemanlike affability.
    Chapter 14 (3% in)
  • Her father was affable; and when he entered into conversation with me after tea, he expressed in strong terms his approbation of what I had done in Morton school, and said he only feared, from what he saw and heard, I was too good for the place, and would soon quit it for one more suitable.
    Chapter 32 (37% in)

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