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affable
used in 1776

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Definition
good natured and sociable
  • He had made his career in the Commons and, with his affable manner, had acquired few if any enemies among his political opponents.
    p. 16.6
  • Heath, a much younger man, was a fifth-generation Roxbury farmer, age thirty-eight, who would affably describe himself in a memoir as "of middling stature, light complexion, very corpulent, and bald-headed."
    p. 53.1
  • THE BRITISH COMMANDER, an easygoing, affable man who had never been averse to taking his pleasures when he could, was openly enjoying himself through the winter with his own elegant dinners, extended evenings at the faro table, and conspicuously in the company of a stunning young woman about whom there was much talk.
    p. 75.6

There are no more uses of "affable" in 1776.

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