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affability
 n.  a disposition to be friendly and approachable, easy to talk to
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  Lady Catherine was reckoned proud by many people he knew, but he had never seen anything but affability in her.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 14
2  She is all affability and condescension, and I doubt not but you will be honoured with some portion of her notice when service is over.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 28
3  I rather expected, from my knowledge of her affability, that it would happen.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 29
4  This occasion shall not entirely pass without that affability on your part.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIX
5  He went up to Madame Stahl, and addressed her with extreme courtesy and affability in that excellent French that so few speak nowadays.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 34
6  She seldom abbreviated the girl's name, and when she did so it was always a sign of affability.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
7  The affability of Matvy Ilyitch's demeanour could only be equalled by its dignity.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
8  But for the former he will be indebted to his affability, kindliness, gentleness, and all those other like qualities which were possessed by Valerius, and which are described by Xenophon as existing in Cyrus.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: Chapter XXII.—That the severity of Manlius Torquatus and ...
9  "Pretty well, thanks to Aunt March, who lets Esther talk to me as often as I like," replied Amy, with a grateful look, which caused the old lady to smile affably.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
10  Baron Rothschild's private secretary, a large-nosed Jew in tight boots, affably beamed upon the world, as if his master's name crowned him with a golden halo.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN
11  The Governor received the young men affably, but he did not ask them to sit down, nor did he sit down himself.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
12  The countess looked at her callers, smiling affably, but not concealing the fact that she would not be distressed if they now rose and took their leave.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI
13  The three young men bowed to each other courteously, if not affably.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 90. The Meeting.
14  Arkady was reduced at last to calling Fifi to him, and with an affable smile patting him on the head to give himself an appearance of being at home.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
15  Alexander was saying something affable to him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XXI
Example Sentence:
1  Accustomed to cold, aloof supervisors, Nicholas was amazed at how affable his new employer was.
2  He struck me as an affable sort of a man.