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 Meanings and Examples of CONGENIAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
congenial
 a.  pleasant or agreeable because suited to one's taste; compatible
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  And there were other people in Atlanta who would come to her parties, other people far more congenial than those hide-bound old hens.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
2  Because no man can ever feel his own identity aright except his eyes be closed; as if darkness were indeed the proper element of our essences, though light be more congenial to our clayey part.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11. Nightgown.
3  From his mighty bulk the whale affords a most congenial theme whereon to enlarge, amplify, and generally expatiate.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
4  But as ever before, the pagan harpooneers remained almost wholly unimpressed; or if impressed, it was only with a certain magnetism shot into their congenial hearts from inflexible Ahab's.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 124. The Needle.
5  He was a widower, and found very little congenial companionship in this casual Western city.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
6  So he had come back because the Mexicans were not congenial; because business was as profitable here as there; because of any reason, and not because he cared to be near her.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXIII
7  Jurgis got himself a place in a boardinghouse with some congenial friends.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 26
8  And then, explained Schliemann, society would break up into independent, self-governing communities of mutually congenial persons; examples of which at present were clubs, churches, and political parties.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
9  Just at present, however, Aunt Chloe is looking into the bake-pan; in which congenial operation we shall leave her till we finish our picture of the cottage.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
10  But, if congenial to philosophy, it is apt to be dangerous to the commonwealth.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 7 Queen of Night
11  Rejected suitors take to roaming as naturally as unhived bees; and the business to which he had cynically devoted himself was in many ways congenial to Venn.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
12  The noise of the wind over the heath was shrill, and as if it whistled for joy at finding a night so congenial as this.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers
13  He hastened upstairs, and a few minutes later I heard the slam of the hall door, which told me that he was off once more upon his congenial hunt.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
14  Holmes returned to his seat with that quiet look of inward satisfaction which meant that he had a congenial task before him.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Problem
15  I have already explained to you, however, that my career had in any case reached its crisis, and that no possible conclusion to it could be more congenial to me than this.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
Example Sentence:
1  No fuss was made in my day if a new writer took from an old one whatever material he found congenial.
2  The department provides a congenial atmosphere for research.
3  The summers out here are not congenial to the average North European.
4  I find this aspect of my job particularly congenial.
5  Thus ideas already in consciousness always repel the entry uncompatible idea and make entry of the congenial idea.