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genial
used in Washington Square

4 uses
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Definition
friendly and good-natured
  • "Be so good as to let me know what is going on in the house," he said to her, in a tone which, under the circumstances, he himself deemed genial.
    Chapter 8 (40% in)
  • This is the most baseless hallucination that ever visited the brain of a genial optimist.
    Chapter 27 (24% in)
  • At first I had a good deal of a certain genial curiosity about it; I wanted to see if she really would stick.
    Chapter 27 (63% in)
  • She refused a widower, a man with a genial temperament, a handsome fortune, and three little girls (he had heard that she was very fond of children, and he pointed to his own with some confidence); and she turned a deaf ear to the solicitations of a clever young lawyer, who, with the prospect of a great practice, and the reputation of a most agreeable man, had had the shrewdness, when he came to look about him for a wife, to believe that she would suit him better than several younger...
    Chapter 32 (60% in)

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