friendliness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n friendliness a friendly disposition
    • n friendliness a feeling of liking for another person; enjoyment in their company
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Friendliness The condition or quality of being friendly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n friendliness The condition or quality of being friendly; a disposition to favor or befriend; good will.
    • n friendliness Exercise of benevolence or kindness.
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Quotations

  • Frank Crane
    Frank Crane
    “A good motto is: Use friendliness but do not use your friends.”

Usage

In literature:

The story is told with fireside friendliness.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
Presently he found himself talking with an animation, a friendliness, an intimacy that surprised himself.
"Lady Rose's Daughter" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He laughed involuntarily with a sudden sense of friendliness.
"Max" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
Keith in a moment had come to feel a friendliness for the girl that he might not have felt in years, and he began to soothe her.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
Nothing could be more ill-bred than to treat curtly any overture made in spontaneous friendliness.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
There was no eagerness about this persistence; there wasn't even friendliness.
"Christopher and Columbus" by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
Dan was immensely pleased by the lawyer's friendliness, and he felt that his counsel was sound.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
Even when he's lecturing he seems to be talking to you personally, with an engaging sort of friendliness.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
But the force of him was usually masked either by his gay impudence or his sunny friendliness.
"A Daughter of the Dons" by William MacLeod Raine
I think she must have seen the eagerness in my face, the friendliness, the admiration.
"Paradise Garden" by George Gibbs
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In poetry:

Suppose that in some steadfast hour
I offered you the hand
Of a woman's faithful friendliness—
Ah, hush! I understand.
"A Woman's Mood" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
And I feel, in the waltz that frolics
And warbles swift and clear,
A sudden sense of shelter
And friendliness and cheer . . .
"In The Placid Summer Midnight" by William Ernest Henley
Eve has gone and
Night follows,
Every bush is now a ghost;
Every tree looms
Lofty large and sombre;
All day's simple friendliness is lost.
"Nightfall" by John Freeman
Here, million pulses to one centre beat:
Closed in by men's vast friendliness, alone,
Two can be drunk with solitude, and meet
On the sheer point where sense with knowing's one.
"Town And Country" by Rupert Brooke
The hoe scrapes earth as fine in grain as sand,
I like the swirl of it and the swing in the hand
Of the lithe hoe so clever at craft and grace,
And the friendliness the clear freedom of the place.
"The Hoe Scrapes Earth" by Ivor Gurney

In news:

Looking at Brandon Stoppani, a grown man with an aura of friendliness and a soothing English accent, it might be hard to imagine him as a young boy getting bullied and beaten-up.
Friendliness, beauty defy Israel's wartorn stereotype.
Peter Yarrow Speaks on Folk and Friendliness.
Advocacy group rates American law firms on LGBT friendliness.
New airport authority striving for customer friendliness.
Readers determined attractiveness on various points, including physical looks, charming accent, and friendliness, but solid fashion sense played a big factor in the survey.
Here they pair their favorite recipes and wines and talk about the food-friendliness of Australian bottlings.
We gave it a 4.5 out of 5 for family friendliness.
Improving the sustainability ( environmental friendliness) of packaging is a hot topic for packaging professionals.
It recently ranked American cities in hipster friendliness.
Enjoy the warmth and friendliness of your own home while your prepare presents you know will please.
Business friendliness report says Laurel has room for improvement.
An expected easy approval turned into a two-hour negotiation over language written six years ago, frustrating a developer to the point where he questioned the city's business friendliness.
Planning for pedaling In store for Springfield are a plethora of projects that should significantly enhance the city's bike friendliness.
Friendliness, beauty defy Israel's wartorn stereotype .
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In science:

Making use of parametrization and some short-cuts, this section will show in effect what obtains from the application of a BFT-type procedure (modified as above for Lagrangian-friendliness) to a nonlinear massive theory of gravity, the FMS theory [Freund et al., 1969; Logunov, 1998].
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
Search Engine Friendliness - Basically every flash site on the World Wide Web is currently not indexable by every major online search engine.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
Acknowledgement: I want to express my thanks to my colleague from the department of mathematics, Prof. Dr. K. Petras, for his extraordinarily friendliness with which he checked my integration according to equation 5 respectively equation 8, which brought me to figure 4.
An easy way to Gravimagnetism
It is always a pleasure to be back in Japan for me, but this time even more so to convey in person all the feelings of friendliness and participation after the incredible disaster, which I am sure are shared by the entire world.
First Stars IV: Summary Talk
We should think early on how to keep user friendliness such that a large public, including our colleagues theorist, can participate to the preparation of our analyses. I think that this is an essential aspect which has been neglected up to now in these big battles to define software products.
After Sitges
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