Usage examples for affability

  1. He unites to that gravity, suitable to the character with which he is invested, an affability, which prejudices you in his favour. – A Collection of State-Papers, Relative to the First Acknowledgment of the Sovereignty of the United States of America by John Adams
  2. I have heard and seen your affability to be such, that the servants you give wages to may speak. – The Scornful Lady by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
  3. Before they parted she said, with the sort of affability which is meant to signify the beginning of permanent friendship: 'A friend of my husband's, Lord Mountclere, has been anxious for some time to meet you. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  4. " They have," he declares, " a gentleness and an affability almost incredible for barbarians." – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  5. Both offers Madame de Riedesel was only too glad to accept; and at the dinner hour, guided by the darkies, they made their way to Lady Washington's lodgings, to find a plump, smiling, little lady, who received them with much dignity, properly qualified with affability. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  6. In fact, pure selfishness was the basis of his policy in domestic and foreign affairs, but it was always a selfishness veiled in wit, good humor, and captivating affability. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  7. She received me with more than her usual foreign affability, and chattered so rapidly that one or two of the guests, who I suppose really cared for the performance then going on, cast glances of open disapproval in her direction. – In Direst Peril by David Christie Murray
  8. In the consul I found a young Spaniard, all affability, bows, and gestures; and without being conscious of it at first I too began making motions. – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  9. He greeted his guests with no great show of affability, and indicated the bench at his right hand as the seat of MacDonald. – A Prince of Good Fellows by Robert Barr
  10. Mr. Alibone was always ready to deserve his name of Affability Bob. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan