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affable
used in Middlemarch

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good natured and sociable
  • Say, goddess, what ensued, when Raphael, The affable archangel ....
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (14% in)
  • For he had been as instructive as Milton's "affable archangel;" and with something of the archangelic manner he told her how he had undertaken to show (what indeed had been attempted before, but not with that thoroughness, justice of comparison, and effectiveness of arrangement at which Mr. Casaubon aimed) that all the mythical systems or erratic mythical fragments in the world were corruptions of a tradition originally revealed.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (15% in)
  • The affable dowager declared herself delighted with this opportunity of making Mr. Lydgate's acquaintance, having heard of his success in treating fever on a new plan.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (75% in)
  • In her indignation there was a sense of superiority, but it went out for the present in firmness of stroke, and did not compress itself into an inward articulate voice pronouncing the once "affable archangel" a poor creature.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (61% in)
  • But Lydgate had not been experienced enough to foresee that his new course would be even more offensive to the laity; and to Mr. Mawmsey, an important grocer in the Top Market, who, though not one of his patients, questioned him in an affable manner on the subject, he was injudicious enough to give a hasty popular explanation of his reasons, pointing out to Mr. Mawmsey that it must lower the character of practitioners, and be a constant injury to the public, if their only mode of...
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (13% in)
  • "As to Reform, sir, put it in a family light," he said, rattling the small silver in his pocket, and smiling affably.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (69% in)

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