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Word: affable

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


Sentences Containing 'affable'

A more positive assessment comes from Lindsay Planer of Allmusic: "While arguably simplistic, both lyrics and tune boast Harrison's trademark optimism, especially during the affable and repeated chorus of 'Ring out the old/Ring in the new/Ring out the false/Ring in the true.'" In his 2010 Harrison biography, Ian Inglis observes that the song had neither the "overt political message" of Lennon's Christmas single nor the "unashamed commercialism" of fellow ex-Beatle Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime", and writes that "Ding Dong"'s "somewhat halfhearted festive appeal" seems out of place on "Dark Horse".
Affable and dignified, his adversaries generally liked him on a personal level.
Although impressed by the southern lifestyle, he lacked the ease and affable charm of his predecessor and thus failed to capture the sympathy of the Italians.
Blumentritt was affable, friendly, and talkative, capable of great diplomacy, and in military terms, detail oriented—all of which made him an excellent staff officer, as well as a good complement to von Rundstedt.
GA-2 has one male employee, the friendly and affable Section Chief , whose role can at best be described as that of a nominal caretaker.
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.
He befriends a couple of locals, including the scruffy, affable Duffy, and Krystal, Angie's sister, who help him to confront Daddy-O's iron-fisted reign, and to arrange an escape plan.
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.
His affable and genial manners, anecdotes, and reminiscences made his society very attractive.
People with Williams syndrome are often affable and hyperverbal, demonstrating the decreased inhibition ability that stems from dorsal-frontal deficits.
Redpath was widely regarded as an affable individual. However during player payment negotiations in 1974-75, despite record takings at the gate, the Australian Cricket Board refused any thought of a player pay rise.
The banker saw the carriage of the count enter the court yard, and advanced to meet him with a sad, though affable smile.
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.
The team that created the famous Princess Theatre musicals broke apart acrimoniously in 1918, and Kern was eager to work with the affable Caldwell.
Thomson rose to the sad occasion and brought with him the same affable spirit that "Victory Garden" fans had come to expect from the show.
``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.''
``Yes,ma'am, that he was indeed; and his son will be just like him just as affable to the poor.''

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