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Word: affable

Definition: easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly


Sentences Containing 'affable'

``Yes,ma'am, that he was indeed; and his son will be just like him just as affable to the poor.''
``However,''replied the abbe, with an affable smile,``when that report is in accordance with the truth, everybody must believe it, the police as well as all the rest.''
The banker saw the carriage of the count enter the court yard, and advanced to meet him with a sad, though affable smile.
He approved highly of the giant Morgante, because, although of the giant breed which is always arrogant and ill-conditioned, he alone was affable and well-bred.
The poor gentleman has no way of showing that he is a gentleman but by virtue, by being affable, well-bred, courteous, gentle-mannered, and kindly, not haughty, arrogant, or censorious, but above all by being charitable; for by two maravedis given with a cheerful heart to the poor, he will show himself as generous as he who distributes alms with bell-ringing, and no one that perceives him to be endowed with the virtues I have named, even though he know him not, will fail to recognise and set him down as one of good blood; and it would be strange were it not so; praise has ever been the reward of virtue, and those who are virtuous cannot fail to receive commendation.
He looked like a young clergyman, in his white cravat, but he was very affable and good-humoured; and he showed me my place, and presented me to the masters, in a gentlemanly way that would have put me at my ease, if anything could.

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