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amicable
used in The Mill on the Floss

3 uses
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Definition
a friendly manner — especially in a difficult situation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Glegg talked quite amicably about the Tullivers that evening.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (98% in)
  • The sight of the old favorite spot always heightened Tom's good humor, and he spoke to Maggie in the most amicable whispers, as he opened the precious basket and prepared their tackle.
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- Tom Comes Home (81% in)
  • ...sister entered,—both with shrinking reluctance; for though Tom, with a practical sagacity which had been roused into activity by the strong stimulus of the new emotions he had undergone since yesterday, had been turning over in his mind a plan which he meant to propose to one of his aunts or uncles, he felt by no means amicably toward them, and dreaded meeting them all at once as he would have dreaded a large dose of concentrated physic, which was but just endurable in small draughts.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (39% in)

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