Usage examples for amiable

  1. The dry humor of the cowboy, the amiable ease, were wanting. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. His manners appeared to be no less amiable than those of the Minister. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  3. His feelings, though amiable and correct, were of an intellectual cast. – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  4. How amiable thou art. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. Mrs. Elder did not feel very amiable – Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches by T. S. Arthur
  6. She became especially fond of the ill- fated but amiable Lord Runswick- Barty's father. – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  7. " 'Perhaps your ten francs is not enough, ' said the amiable kind- hearted girl; 'my mother told me to offer you this money. – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  8. Amiable combines the senses of lovable or lovely and loving; the amiable character has ready affection and kindliness for others, with the qualities that are adapted to win their love; amiable is a higher and stronger word than good- natured or agreeable. Lovely is often applied to externals; as, a lovely face. Amiable denotes a disposition desirous to cheer, please, and make happy. A selfish man of the world may have the art to be agreeable; a handsome, brilliant, and witty person may be charming or even attractive, while by no means amiable The engaging, winning, and winsome add to amiability something of beauty, accomplishments, and grace. The benignant are calmly kind, as from a height and a distance. Kind, good- natured people may be coarse and rude, and so fail to be agreeable or pleasing; the really amiable are likely to avoid such faults by their earnest desire to please. The good- natured have an easy disposition to get along comfortably with every one in all circumstances. A sweet disposition is very sure to be amiable the loving heart bringing out all that is lovable and lovely in character. –  by
  9. The old maid had a good heart and an amiable temper. – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  10. She felt she had to grapple with and overcome Aunt Plessington, or be for ever fallen- at least, so far as that amiable lady's report went, and she knew it went pretty far. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  11. Prince, it is very amiable on your part to bring him to me. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. Why, my dear boy, your liver's out of order, or you, Antony Grace, the amiable would never have made a speech like that. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  13. She was apparently very amiable and certainly very distinguee in her manners, and we saw a great deal of her as she was a great favourite with Madame d'Albret. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  14. This remark came from the Major- not in too amiable a tone of voice. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  15. Can't you see that only a person of an amiable trusting nature would go out and leave every door and window stretched wide? – The Motor Maids by Rose, Shamrock and Thistle by Katherine Stokes
  16. It is very amiable and noble in you to have kept this surprise for us in your older days. – The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II. by Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. He is a young man of good family, and has some fortune, and that makes him welcome in most houses in town, while he is agreeable, well- looking, and thoroughly amiable – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper
  18. He seems very amiable – Plays: Lady Frederick, The Explorer, A Man of Honor by William Somerset Maugham
  19. Why can't he be amiable – Will of the Mill by George Manville Fenn
  20. Ten minutes for prayer is a good while to allow you, my amiable friend; we ain't heard for our much speaking, are we, Brother Gholson? – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable