• WordNet 3.6
    • n affableness a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Affableness Affability.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n affableness Affability.
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In literature:

And though Swithin was somewhat upset at being stopped like this on the point of saying something important, he soon recovered his affability.
"The Forsyte Saga, Complete" by John Galsworthy
He was affable: therefore he was frivolous.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete" by George Meredith
There was nothing formidable in his appearance, and his manner was affectedly affable.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
There was not a sign to tell of a change or twist in her neighbourly affability.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
Lilly was courteous and even affable: but with a curious cold space between him and Aaron.
"Aaron's Rod" by D. H. Lawrence
On the next morning, the new boarders made their appearance, and the lady proved as affable and as interesting as the husband.
"Trials and Confessions of a Housekeeper" by T. S. Arthur
Uncle William nodded to him affably.
"Uncle William" by Jennette Lee
Lady Carey was affable and gracious, also very important and busy.
"Kent Knowles: Quahaug" by Joseph C. Lincoln
An air of openness and affability increased the favorable impression derived from this handsome and dignified exterior.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
Even Sellers forgot his own triumphs long enough to allow him to offer affable congratulations.
"The Man Upstairs" by P. G. Wodehouse

In poetry:

They are very affable in temper and void of pride,
And I hope God will always for them provide;
May He shower His blessings upon them by land and sea,
Because they have always been very kind to me.
"The Ancient Town of Leith" by William Topaz McGonagall
He was beloved by men of high and low degree,
Especially in Forfarshire by his tenantry:
And by many of the inhabitants in and around Dundee,
Because he was affable in temper. and void of all vanity.
"The Death of Lord and Lady Dalhousie" by William Topaz McGonagall
Alas! the people's hearts are now full of sorrow
For the deceased Professor Blackie, of Edinboro';
Because he was a Christian man, affable and kind,
And his equal in charitable actions would be hard to find
"Lines in Praise of Professor Blackie" by William Topaz McGonagall
Industrious, affable, having brain on fire,
Henry perplexed himself; others gave up;
good girls gave in;
geography was hard on friendship, Sire;
marriages lashed & languished, anguished; dearth of group
and what else had been;
"Dream Song 58: Industrious, affable, having brain on fire" by John Berryman
The provost, magistrates, and town council were in the procession that day;
Also Mrs Gilfillan, who cried and sobbed all the way
For her kind husband, that was always affable and gay,
Which she will remember until her dying day.
"The Burial of the Reverend Gilfillan" by William Topaz McGonagall
It's fine to see your cobbers lookin' at you like the know
You're not a man to trifle with; at least, I found it so.
Ben Murray was quite affable, an' once he whispered me
There's a certain somethin' doin', an' he'll see me privately.
"The Vision" by C J Dennis

In news:

Shocking arrest on federal drug charges contradicts receiver's pious, affable demeanor.
It's not every day you fly an airplane where sensuality in form joins a flying function so affable, you wonder if you're flying the same airplane you climbed into.
In winebiz talk, the affable chairman of Beaulieu Vineyards elucidated, an official wine depletion comes after, and only after, a wine is opened and consumed and when the toilet is flushed.
On a soon-to-air Ellen show, the affable talk show host dogs him about her upcoming marriage to long time girlfriend Portia DeRossi, which he opposes.
"I do this very old-fashioned thing," he said, as the lines around his eyes crinkled affably over breakfast in Chelsea.
China's new leader Xi, an elite with a touch of the common man , brings affability to the job.
Their clashes crackled with energy and tension, and a rapt crowd watched as the two sparred while struggling to appear calm and affable before a national television audience.
Inslee tried to come across as an affable Saint Bernard, talking up such themes as clean energy.
On the series premiere of "Power of 10," Drew Carey was an affable host and clearly a supporter of the contestants.
Affable Barry Alvarez is back coaching the.
OPH council hopefuls offer affable forum.
Until Jurgen Melzer's unlikely comeback at the French Open in June vaulted him into his first major semifinal, the affable Austrian was a journeyman top-50 player who, at 29, seemed to be winding down his career.
For someone who owns and runs one of the most perceptively critical blogs in the IT sphere, John Gruber is mild-mannered and affable in person.
View full size From Miguel Gutierrez is affable and messy as he satirizes feminine archetypes.
Affable and well-connected, Mr Worden helped Ms Schmidt navigate the island's complicated social politics.

In science:

We will show that an equivalence relation on a Cantor set arising from a two-dimensional substitution tiling by polygons is affable in the sense of Giordano, Putnam and Skau.
Affability of equivalence relations arising from two-dimensional substitution tilings
An equivalence relation is said to be affable when it is orbit equivalent to an AF equivalence relation ([GPS2]).
Affability of equivalence relations arising from two-dimensional substitution tilings
In a recent paper [GPS3], they also showed that equivalence relations arising from Z2 -actions on Cantor sets are affable under a hypothesis involving the existence of sufficiently many small positive cocycles.
Affability of equivalence relations arising from two-dimensional substitution tilings
We will prove the affability by a similar method to [M], in which any extension of a product of two Cantor minimal Z-systems was shown to be affable.
Affability of equivalence relations arising from two-dimensional substitution tilings
The aim of this paper it to show that Xω is affable.
Affability of equivalence relations arising from two-dimensional substitution tilings