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genial
used in The Adventures of Augie March

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Definition
friendly and good-natured
  • Jimmy had four brothers and three sisters, some of them occupied mysteriously, but all were genial and glad-handing, even the married elder daughters and the middle-aged sons.
    Chapter 3 (70% in)
  • Fat and pale, with an intelligent Circassian bow to her eyes, very humane, overreconciled to a bad lot, taking it for granted that she was too fat to get a husband and forgiving her married sisters and mobile brothers their better luck, she had a genial cry, almost male and fraternal.
    Chapter 3 (85% in)
  • And the candles were now as genial to me as though they had been the ones stuck into loaves of bread by night and sailed on a black Indian lake to find the drowned body sunk to the bottom.
    Chapter 10 (16% in)
  • "But I was saying"—he gave me a genial smile with heart-felt squint and then he yawned and enjoyed the golden light—"how a guy struggles with malice.
    Chapter 24 (29% in)

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