a. easily approachable; warmly friendly
Accustomed to cold, aloof supervisors, Nicholas was amazed at how affable his new employer was.
Sentence in Classic:
On the previous day Stepan Arkadyevitch had appeared at the office in a uniform, and the new chief had been very affable and had talked to him as to an acquaintance.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
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 Sergeevich Turgenev Context
The banker saw the carriage of the count enter the court yard, and advanced to meet him with a sad, though affable smile.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
He received thirty sous per day, and for a month he returned to his lodgings gay as a chaffinch, and affable toward his master.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
But even in that enviable situation, he was affable, and distinguished as much for his attention to the forms of courtesy, as for that chivalrous courage which, only two short years afterward, induced him to throw away his life on the plains of Abraham.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
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 Context