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in an affable manner

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Pyotr Petrovitch began with great dignity, though affably.
The three young men bowed to each other courteously, if not affably.
He talked affably, and even gently, as we went along the street; he had never been so civil to me in his life.
It is all a question of a force; of establishing communications for a force," replied that adept, affably, ignoring some military mutterings about the police force.
As to Reform, sir, put it in a family light," he said, rattling the small silver in his pocket, and smiling affably.
They nodded affably when Fanny introduced her, said something civil, and made room for her at the table round which they sat waiting for Monsieur.
Leaving aside such questions as why, in a Dublin-set story about three Irish sisters, two of them are played by an American and an Australian (albeit with fine accents), director Gerard Stembridge's move from stage to film is a lightweight but affably amusing affair.
In sharp contrast, President Bush comes off as affably easygoing, primarily because James Adomian plays him as a mild-and-hazy guy, much like .
Affably, Kenwright sighed with a shy smile when asked if he was also planning a strike on the West End with this updated Joseph - new sets, lighting.
He was said to have been frantically seeking information about the delay, but staff at Hull station said he was affably speaking to other passengers when they finally arrived at about 10.
But Nick is affably unassuming - shy even - and unwilling to portray himself as out of the ordinary.
Much of the hourlong videotape shows Larson talking affably with the girls and trying to win their trust, said Becker.
In contrast with the cold villainy of his actions, he starts out relaxed and almost affably chatty, his thirst for advancement fueled by his wife.
Mates with Bryan Ferry and Dave Stewart, he talks affably of Ferry's perfectionism, of the niggling concern that can keep a new number out of the public domain for years.
He was depicted so memorably in the BBC's Back To The Floor series last autumn, bumbling about his stores affably and ineffectually.