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genial
used in Anna Karenina

6 uses
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Definition
friendly and good-natured
  • Stepan Arkadyevitch, without hearing him out, laid his hand genially on the secretary's sleeve.
    Part One (17% in)
  • I agree with you," said Stepan Arkadyevitch, sincerely and genially; though he was aware that in the class of those who could be bought for twopence halfpenny Levin was reckoning him too.
    Part Two (47% in)
  • Vronsky looked round angrily, but his face lighted up immediately with his characteristic expression of genial and manly serenity.
    Part Two (50% in)
  • "Never mind; you tell them I'll pay the bill!" and he vanished, nodding genially to an acquaintance who drove by.
    Part Four (24% in)
  • You married men, especially you, Stepan Arkadyevitch, are the real patriots: what number have you reached?" he said, smiling genially at their host and holding out a tiny wine glass to him.
    Part Four (38% in)
  • But then, as he got warm at the work and saw how assiduously Veslovsky was tugging at the wagonette by one of the mud-guards, so that he broke it indeed, Levin blamed himself for having under the influence of yesterday's feelings been too cold to Veslovsky, and tried to be particularly genial so as to smooth over his chilliness.
    Part Six (25% in)

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