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Word: congenial

Definition: pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather


Sentences Containing 'congenial'

After the close of the campaign he found a more congenial occupation in negotiating the terms of the treaty of peace, which Ptolemy commissioned him to arrange with Antiochus.
Again Danglars bit his lips; he saw that he was no match for Monte Cristo in an argument of this sort, and he therefore hastened to turn to subjects more congenial.
And I have no doubt she did; or that he loved her, however strange it may appear; though, to be sure, they were a congenial couple.
As I walk along the stony shore of the pond in my shirt sleeves, though it is cool as well as cloudy and windy, and I see nothing special to attract me, all the elements are unusually congenial to me.
Because no man can ever feel his own identity aright except his eyes be closed; as if darkness were indeed the proper element of our essences, though light be more congenial to our clayey part.
But as ever before, the pagan harpooneers remained almost wholly unimpressed; or if impressed, it was only with a certain magnetism shot into their congenial hearts from inflexible Ahab's.
But as I was crowded for space, and wished the other parts of my body to remain a blank page for a poem I was then composing--at least, what untattooed parts might remain--I did not trouble myself with the odd inches; nor, indeed, should inches at all enter into a congenial admeasurement of the whale.
Did thy bright gleam mysterious converse hold With our congenial souls?
From his mighty bulk the whale affords a most congenial theme whereon to enlarge, amplify, and generally expatiate.
He hastened upstairs, and a few minutes later I heard the slam of the hall door, which told me that he was off once more upon his congenial hunt.
I had no pleasure in thinking, any more, of the grave old broad-leaved aloe-trees, which remained shut up in themselves a hundred years together, and of the trim smooth grass-plot, and the stone urns, and the Doctor's walk, and the congenial sound of the Cathedral bell hovering above them all.
No: he desired a canoe like those of Nantucket, all the more congenial to him, being a whaleman, that like a whale-boat these coffin-canoes were without a keel; though that involved but uncertain steering, and much lee-way adown the dim ages.
Structurally, the work is a carefully worked out reply to the general principles of Puritanism as found in The "Admonition" and Cartwright's follow-up writings, more specifically: "Of the Lawes" is far more than a negative rebuttal of the puritan claims: it is (here McAdoo quotes John S. Marshall) 'a continuous and coherent whole presenting a philosophy and theology congenial to the Anglican "Book of Common Prayer" and the traditional aspects of the Elizabethan Settlement ...
The drama had by this time outgrown market-place stages and strolling companies, and with his old love for it he naturally turned to it for a congenial employment.
The fourth and final season covers Henry's ill-fated marriage to Katherine Howard and his final, more congenial, marriage to Catherine Parr.
The strong tide, so swift, so deep, and certain, was like a congenial friend, in the morning stillness.
There was no way through it, and the front windows of the Doctor's lodgings commanded a pleasant little vista of street that had a congenial air of retirement on it.
They would doubtless be congenial with the generality of female minds.
We, being quite prepared for this event, which was of course a proceeding of Uriah Heep's, soon paid the money; and in five minutes more Mr. Micawber was seated at the table, filling up the stamps with an expression of perfect joy, which only that congenial employment, or the making of punch, could impart in full completeness to his shining face.
Winterhalter found a more congenial mentor in the fashionable portraitist Joseph Stieler (1781–1858).
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