amiably

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv amiably in an affable manner "`Come and visit me,' he said amiably"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Amiably In an amiable manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • amiably In an amiable manner; in a manner to excite or attract love.
    • amiably Pleasingly; delightfully.
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Quotations

  • William Ellery Channing
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    “Natural amiableness is too often seen in company with sloth, with uselessness, with the vanity of fashionable life.”
  • Anne Sophie Swetchine
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    “How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.”
  • Seneca
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    “No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition.”
  • Joseph Addison
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    “Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty.”
  • Lord Byron
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    “Her great merit is finding out mine -- there is nothing so amiable as discernment.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “It destroys one's nerve to be amiable every day to the same human being.”

Usage

In literature:

She was immensely relieved by the policeman's amiable grunt.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
She is amiable and estimable, I am not amiable, but still we shall stick to the last I don't doubt.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
Evelyn looked from one to the other, amiably distressed in her well-fitting habit.
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
He is helped by an amiable wife and by a charming English girl scarcely out of her teens.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
Mrs. Thomas had been apprised of her coming and greeted her amiably.
"Happy Pollyooly" by Edgar Jepson
He was an amiable, good-tempered man, free from the mean passions of envy and jealousy.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
Lady Armine was an amiable and accomplished woman.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
He is a good boy, a good scholar, and very amiable indeed.
"The Bobbin Boy" by William M. Thayer
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
King Leopold's early letters reveal his character in the most amiable light.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
This interesting recital I received from one of the amiable sufferers, in our way to St. Catharine's Mount.
"The Stranger in France" by John Carr
He was of the amiable type which makes heroes of its friends.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
He developed more and more a good and amiable disposition, and the most remarkable talents as teacher.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
Beasley's antagonism surged, but his outward seeming was perfectly amiable.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
His smile was almost amiable, and his manner of speech was comparatively jocular.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
It was not often that she showed herself so actively amiable towards him.
"A Life Sentence" by Adeline Sergeant
The Cura, an amiable veteran, did not doubt that she had been carried off by force; was not this girl the most devout and dutiful in the parish?
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
Catalina Suarez, whom he married, was an amiable and beautiful lady of very estimable character.
"Hernando Cortez" by John S. C. Abbott
Still, his fortune could have endured the strain placed upon it by the possession of such amiable qualities.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
They dined on dry biscuit and another thimbleful of water apiece and took watch by amiable agreement.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
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In poetry:

The beauty and the comeliness
Of this Almighty shall
Make amiable with lasting bliss
Those he thereto shall call.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
My trees are amiably arrayed
In pattern on the dappled sky,
And I may sit in filtered shade
And watch the tidy years go by.
"Story Of Mrs. W-" by Dorothy Parker
A babe, above his mother's years,
And fully equal to his Sire's!—
His mother's father;— daughter's child!—
Though speechless, amiable and mild!
"Let Us Go To Bethlehem " by Rees Prichard
There was an Old Man of the Isles,
Whose face was pervaded with smiles;
He sung high dum diddle,
And played on the fiddle,
That amiable Man of the Isles.
"Limerick: There was an Old Man of the Isles" by Edward Lear
Bill Bowls was an amiable gentle youth,
And concerning him I'll relate the truth;
His mother wanted to make him a Tailor,
But Bill's Father said he was cut out for a Sailor.
"Bill Bowls, the Sailor" by William Topaz McGonagall
It was a robber's daughter, and her name was ALICE BROWN,
Her father was the terror of a small Italian town;
Her mother was a foolish, weak, but amiable old thing;
But it isn't of her parents that I'm going for to sing.
"Gentle Alice Brown" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

He also has a Fozzie Bear-like amiability that is endlessly endearing ("wocka-wocka").
During Mr Pocock's tenure as artistic director, the festival quickly developed a reputation for amiable eccentricity, visiting itself on relatively obscure performers in midcareer.
Pine grosbeak : An amiable bird.
Bill Murray makes Big Apple sauce of New York, New York, in his latest comedy, an amiable comment on the vagaries of metropolitan life.
In fact, Kelly — a tall, amiable young woman who dabbled in prostitution to make ends meet — may not have been the Ripper 's final victim at all.
Once upon a time, a madman and an amiable dunce (who happened to be king of a large and powerful country) were trying to figure out a way to protect the kingdom from an evil empire across the sea.
Priests chanted, and Paladins chatted amiably in the town square.
Only the most dedicated understands the wait for the amiable responsiveness of each rose to nature's warmth.
This is Diane Johnson's first novel for eight years, and it has a sort of discursive and amiable quality which is somewhat new in her work.
GIGANTE The title refers to Jara (Horacio Camandule), a swaybacked lug who stands a head taller than his co-workers at a warehouse-size Montevideo supermarket, making it easy for him to amiably tune out their attempts at conversation.
JOHN MORTIMER has drawn up an amiable codicil to his 1982 autobiography, "Clinging to the Wreckage," and he doesn't for a moment seem to believe that it will be read by anyone but old friends.
The tale began with an angry woman and an amiable flight attendant.
For Wednesday's gig at Chris', improvisational cornetist Bix Beiderbecke and amiable saxophone legend Frankie Trumbauer are at the top of the Blackbird 's pecking order.
The May-December relationship is one of the oldest plot frameworks in movies, but Sean Baker's amiably oblique Starlet finds fresh ways to tell a familiar story.
On the lesbian channels, countless young men call themselves "Lisa" and "Robin," hoping to seduce some young amiable woman.
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In science:

But the KLT is only one transformation that can make the feature space more amiable for classification.
Basics of Feature Selection and Statistical Learning for High Energy Physics
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