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amiable
used in The Magic Mountain

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Definition
friendly, agreeable, and likable
  • The constituent element of his love, therefore, was not the amiable, tender melancholy found in our little song.
    5.4 - Mercury's Moods (38% in)
  • And he had so lovingly and deftly captured the transparent, glassy-green, rolling sea that someone had said to Consul Tienappel that the lad had talent and would make a good painter of seascapes—a pronouncement that the consul had no qualms repeating to his ward, because Hans Castorp simply laughed amiably at the idea and gave not a moment's thought to a life of eccentricity and starving for art.
    2.2 - At the Tienappels' / Hans Castorp's Moral State (57% in)
  • Dr. Krokowski said, arriving from the Russian barbarians' balcony and stepping up to the head of Hans Castorp's lounge chair; and as on every other day, the patient lying there with his hands folded across his chest smiled up in amiable vexation at the ghastly word "comrade" and gazed at the doctor's yellow teeth revealed beneath his black beard.
    6.1 - Changes (93% in)
  • Despite your amiable scoffing at the Good, I do not doubt in the least that you also love it.
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (36% in)
  • ...and—despite his elegance—cold, practical man of business; but when traveling in regions whose customs were strange to him, in the south of Germany, for instance, he was all too quick to be polite and self-effacing and assumed a certain impetuous amiability, which was in no way the result of insecurity about his own culture, but on the contrary reflected both an awareness of its solid integrity and a desire to improve on his own aristocratic tendencies—even amid customs he found simply...
    6.5 - An Attack Repulsed (55% in)
  • And Hans Castorp sat down beside him, hiding his sympathetic surprise— if indeed genuine admiration was not the emotion his sense of justice demanded of him—behind amiable, bright chatter, which Peeperkorn seconded with magnificent scraps of conversation and very compelling gestures.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (6% in)
  • The secret of life was literally bottomless, and it was no wonder, then, that occasionally there rose up out of it illusions that—and so on and so forth, in our hero's amiably self-effacing and exceedingly easy manner.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (47% in)
  • And yet that would be somewhat inaccurate, since the conversation was actually a monologue by Naphta, who, after only a few words contributed by the others, took sole charge—a monologue of a quite peculiar and antisocial sort, for the ex-Jesuit turned his back on Herr Settembrini, who sat at his side, fully ignored the other gentlemen, and used the occasion for an amiable lesson addressed exclusively to Hans Castorp.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (50% in)

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