• WordNet 3.6
    • adv genially in an affable manner "`Come and visit me,' he said amiably"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Genially By genius or nature; naturally. "Some men are genially disposed to some opinions."
    • Genially Gayly; cheerfully.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • genially In a genial manner. Specifically— In such a manner as to comfort or enliven; cheerfully; cordially.
    • genially By genius or nature; innately.
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  • Robertson Davies
    “The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.”
  • Walter Bagehot
    “A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.”


In literature:

Again on those nights you dream that you have already done those genial things your body cries for, or perhaps That Other has done them.
"Living Alone" by Stella Benson
Moles White was as enormous and ugly in his dimensions as he was genial and simple in face.
"Tell England" by Ernest Raymond
An ardent, impetuous, over-genial temperament was the cause of frequent irregularities in conduct.
"Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Morley
He took off his spectacles and glared pink-eyed at the genial gentleman with sandy upright hair.
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Even with Haydn it never advanced much beyond geniality.
"Beethoven" by George Alexander Fischer
To his friends he is genial and unreserved.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
He was a genial critic.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee
Public-spirited, benevolent and genial in disposition, his loss was widely mourned.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
His genial manner makes one feel at home immediately.
"Vocal Mastery" by Harriette Brower
He was winning and gallant, of open heart, of genial manner.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters

In poetry:

And oft chill Autumn's varying day,
Resembles April's genial hours;
And glitters with the noontide ray,
Though oftener dark with clouds and showers.
"To Anna" by Amelia Opie
Sneer as you may,
I'm proud to say
That I, for one, am very grateful
To Heaven, that sends
These genial friends
To banish other friendships hateful!
"De Amicitiis" by Eugene Field
Told, when the genial glow of June
Had passed, they sought still warmer climes
And took beneath the verdurous limes
Their sweet siesta through the noon:
"The Meetings Of The Flowers" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Spring! thy impatient bloom restrain!
Nor wake so soon thy genial power;
For deeds of death must hail thy reign,
And clouds of fate around thee lower:….
"Lines on the Opening of a Spring Campaign" by Amelia Opie
And the dear lady who has reigned your queen
Over the gaieties of Rideau Hall,
Her genial, gracious courtesies have been,
A talisman to win the hearts of all
"Farewell To Lord And Lady Dufferin" by Nora Pembroke
Too late! though flowerets round me blow,
And clearing skies shine bright and fair;
Their genial warmth avails not now —
Thou art not here the beam to share.
"Too Late" by Richard Harris Barham

In news:

Jack Morris was a genial gentleman.
Katie Atkinson is a matter-of-fact Antigone and Nigel Reed a stern but genial Creon in Forum Theatre's " Antigone ".
JOSH RANDALL, who plays a genial doctor on the NBC sit-com "Ed," spent Wednesday night in jail after narcotics officers said they observed him and another man smoking crack in Brooklyn.
Genial tortoise vs mud-slinging hare (+video).
A Genial Conservative for New York's Archdiocese.
THE great gardens of the world - the Tivolis, Bellingraths and Sissinghursts - have flourished in latitudes blessed with a genial sun.
Genial service makes you want to linger.
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Carmen Basilio, a genial onion farmer's son who wrested the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957 and lost an equally epic, razor-edge rematch six months later, died Wednesday at age 85.
(AP) — Carmen Basilio, a genial onion farmer's son with a malevolent left hook who wrested the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957, has died.
(AP) — Carmen Basilio, a genial onion farmer's son who wrested the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957 and lost an equally epic, razor-edge rematch six months later, died Wednesday at age 85.
The Syfy-aired 2009 production stars the genial Robin Dunne (TV's "Sanctuary") as Robin Hood.
Genial tortoise vs mud- slinging hare (+video).
But Charles Darwin must have been the most genial of geniuses.
Described by fellow lawyers as modest and genial, Mr Ruble was nonetheless known for his aggressive work on tax strategies for investors.
Sir Ian McKellen has been fighting prostate cancer for the past six or seven years, but you wouldn't know it from his upbeat demeanor, sense of humor, and overall geniality.