Affability

Word AFFABILITY
Character 10
Hyphenation af fa bil i ty
Pronunciations N/A

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The word "affability" in example sentences

-- Gothic affability is the mode you think proper to adopt, the condescension of a Baron, not the civility of a liberal man (47). ❋ Unknown (2007)

But they exude a certain affability on-screen and off. ❋ Unknown (2004)

The words came as easily from his lips as if his practice in affability had been of the very longest. ❋ Unknown (1903)

We must now consider the friendliness which is called affability, and the opposite vices which are flattery and quarreling. ❋ Aquinas Thomas (N/A)

Therefore affability, which is what we mean by friendship, is a special virtue. ❋ Aquinas Thomas (N/A)

He was a silent, rather sullen man, and you felt that his affability was a duty that he imposed upon himself Christianly; he was by nature reserved and even morose. ❋ Unknown (1919)

Our affability is the armor that protects the inner sensitive personality. ❋ Unknown (1918)

When afterwards, in the course of our gregarious walk, I found myself for half an hour, not perhaps without another manoeuvre, at the great man's side, the result of his affability was a still livelier desire that he should not remain in ignorance of the peculiar justice I had done him. ❋ Henry James (1879)

When afterwards, in the course of our gregarious walk, I found myself for half an hour, not perhaps without another manoeuvre, at the great man's side, the result of his affability was a still livelier desire that he shouldn't remain in ignorance of the peculiar justice I had done him. ❋ Henry James (1879)

His affability was a welcome change from the stridency of Eliot Spitzer, yet Paterson quickly proved an unreliable steward. ❋ Unknown (2010)

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. ❋ Unknown (2006)

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. ❋ Thomas Hardy (1884)

The King was pleased with his young subject, and marked his approbation by conversing with that unrivalled affability which is gall to a Roundhead and inspiration to a Cavalier. ❋ Benjamin Disraeli (1842)

"In the context of all the crisis and controversy of recent church history, he is a point of light - a guy who can project the kind of affability and open-mindedness that make Catholics feel good about their church," said John L. Allen Jr., ❋ By PAUL VITELLO (2010)

Historian Austin Woolrych, after noting Richard's "affability," gets to the heart of the problem: ❋ Unknown (2008)

In the performance of her regal duties, while her bearing is what the nature of her position requires, there is a kind of affability which seems continually seeking to put all around her as much at their ease as possible. "[ ❋ Unknown (1841)

There is, in consequence, an affability to this self-portrait, as though La Tour were reaching out beyond the frame in his eagerness to forge an emotional link with the viewer. ❋ James Gardner (2011)

The author's affability is most on display in his memories of notable people. ❋ Alexandra Mullen (2012)

Johnny Carson would never have waded into his audience to high-five them, the way Mr. Leno now starts his shows — a ploy probably meant to contrast his affability with Mr. Letterman's chronic misanthropy. ❋ Ralph Gardner Jr. (2011)

His affability and courteousness in several candidate debates made their gentlest criticism of him look unreasonable and indecorous. ❋ Anonymous (2011)

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