Definition: agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
Definition: agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
Sentences Containing 'amiable'
"I was driven over by my employer, who was as amiable as ever, and was introduced by him that evening to his wife and the child.
'Like enough,' he returned; 'though there's a sarcastic meaning in that observation for an amiable piece of innocence like my young friend.
'You would do something, whatever you were, my dear Traddles,' thought I, 'that would be pleasant and amiable.
A charming woman indeed, sir,' said Mr. Chillip; 'as amiable, I am sure, as it was possible to be!
Against the huge, lazy, amiable Negro George Godfrey (249 lb.), he won on a foul.
An inferior genius, taking him in hand a second time, would very likely have tried to improve him by making him more comical, clever, amiable, or virtuous.
And a more cheerful, amiable, honest, happy, bright-looking bride, I believe (as I could not help saying on the spot) the world never saw.
And he had spoken in such terms of Elizabeth as to leave Georgiana without the power of finding her otherwise than lovely and amiable.
And in the work of his old age, "Souvenirs d'enfance et de jeunesse", Renan says: "He was the most polished and amiable man whom I have ever known."
And you may be certain when I have the honor of seeing her again, I shall speak in the very highest terms of your modesty, economy, and other amiable qualification.''
As described by historians Steven Gunn and Linda Monckton, Arthur had an "amiable and gentle" personality and was, overall, a "delicate lad".
But Fernand, instead of responding to this amiable gesture, remained mute and trembling.
But I shall not scruple to assert, that the serenity of your sister's countenance and air was such as might have given the most acute observer a conviction that, however amiable her temper, her heart was not likely to be easily touched.
But she is perfectly amiable, and often condescends to drive by my humble abode in her little phaeton and ponies.''
By means of such compositions, virtue becomes amiable, science agreeable, company instructive, and retirement entertaining.
Chapter25After a week spent in professions of love and schemes of felicity, Mr. Collins was called from his amiable Charlotte by the arrival of Saturday.
He appears to have been amiable and simple-hearted, and a good scholar.
He disappeared into his bedroom and returned in a few minutes in the character of an amiable and simple-minded Nonconformist clergyman.
He may live in my memory as the most amiable man of my acquaintance, but that is all.
He must know that she was as amiable and unpretending as we have found her.''
His wife is a very tall and strong woman with a sour face, as silent as Mrs. Rucastle and much less amiable.
How can Mr. Bingley, who seems good humor itself, and is, I really believe, truly amiable, be in friendship with such a man?
I admired the strength, comeliness, and speed of the inhabitants; and such a constellation of virtues, in such amiable persons, produced in me the highest veneration.
I came upon the amiable creature--if you'll imagine my feelings, Miss Trotwood and David--in the act of making his will.'
I can not be otherwise than concerned at being the means of injuring your amiable daughters, and beg leave to apologise for it, as well as to assure you of my readiness to make them every possible amends but of this hereafter.
I had likewise learned, from his example, an utter detestation of all falsehood or disguise; and truth appeared so amiable to me, that I determined upon sacrificing every thing to it.
I was glad to infer, from these slight premises, that Mr. Micawber was doing well; and consequently was much surprised to receive, about this time, the following letter from his amiable wife.
In a word, I never saw anybody so thoroughly jovial as Mr. Micawber was, down to the very last moment of the evening, when I took a hearty farewell of himself and his amiable wife.
In retrospect, Artaxerxes is generally regarded as an amiable man who lacked the moral fibre to be a really successful ruler.
it's very kind of you, Copperfield,' returned Uriah, undulating all over, 'and we all know what an amiable character yours is; but you know that the moment I spoke to you the other night, you knew what I meant.
Mr. Chillip laid his head a little more on one side, and looked at my aunt like an amiable bird.
Mrs. Gardiner, who was several years younger than Mrs. Bennet and Mrs. Phillips, was an amiable, intelligent, elegant woman, and a great favorite with all her Longbourn nieces.
My object has been to secure an amiable companion for myself, with due consideration for the advantage of all your family, and if my manner has been at all reprehensible, I here beg leave to apologise.''
Pass from thence to the dispositions of them that thou doest ordinarily converse with, how hardly do we bear, even with the most loving and amiable!
The amiable creature with the polished head told me a long story, which I think was about gardening.
The amiable Vengeance added, with a laugh,``Yes, my faith!
The general prejudice against Mr. Darcy is so violent, that it would be the death of half the good people in Meryton to attempt to place him in an amiable light.
The Jewish community then offers the amiable Brtko a weekly payment if he does not give up the store, which would otherwise be given to a new, possibly ruthless Aryanizer.
This was very amiable, but Charlotte's kindness extended farther than Elizabeth had any conception of; its object was nothing else than to secure her from any return of Mr. Collins's addresses, by engaging them towards herself.
Thus much for my general intention in favor of matrimony; it remains to be told why my views were directed towards Longbourn instead of my own neighborhood, where I can assure you there are many amiable young women.
You would have been less amiable in my eyes had there not been this little unwillingness; but allow me to assure you, that I have your respected mother's permission for this address.
Your portion is unhappily so small that it will in all likelihood undo the effects of your loveliness and amiable qualifications.
``He could be still amiable, still pleasing, to my uncle and aunt, when he was in town; and why not to me?
``He is a sweet tempered, amiable, charming man.
``If I tell you one thing, you will be so amiable as to set aside all impediments.''
``If my unknown be as amiable as she is beautiful,''said Albert,``I shall fix myself at Rome for six weeks, at least.
``In what an amiable light does this place him!''
``She is very amiable, then, is she not?''
``The one M. de Villefort is preparing against my amiable assassin some brigand escaped from the gallows apparently.''
``Well, amiable Corsican, let us suppose it is providence.
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