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Related to affably: disdainfully, irascibly
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in an affable manner

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When, at nine o'clock, or so, this evening, I arrived and was shown up to him with great ceremony, he first received me with astonishment, and not too affably, but he soon cheered up, and suddenly gazed intently at me and burst out laughing.
The countess looked at her callers, smiling affably, but not concealing the fact that she would not be distressed if they now rose and took their leave.
Hilbery, who was standing swaying affably from side to side, with his back to the fire.
As to Reform, sir, put it in a family light," he said, rattling the small silver in his pocket, and smiling affably.
He smiled affably at the two little stiff black figures, and departed in search of his mistress.
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.
You never disturb us, cousin," said the smokers, while the readers tore themselves from the heroes of the bar-room and gutter long enough to nod affably to their guest.
However he didn't give me a chance to make that sort of fool of myself because before I could open my mouth he had gone round on another tack and was addressing himself affably to Mr.
His lordship the Count affably entered into conversation with Mr.
The ghosts there are in society, and talk affably to ladies and gentlemen, but would scorn a naked human being--like our princely friend.
As he walked up and down, affably accommodating his step to the shuffle of his brother, not proud in his superiority, but considerate of that poor creature, bearing with him, and breathing toleration of his infirmities in every little puff of smoke that issued from his lips and aspired to get over the spiked wall, he was a sight to wonder at.
They had destroyed our sails, consumed more stores than the crew, affably shared our beds and our dangers, and now, when the ship was made seaworthy, concluded to clear out.
While they were thus employed, a tallish gentleman with a hook nose and black hair, dressed in a military surtout very short and tight in the sleeves, and which had once been frogged and braided all over, but was now sadly shorn of its garniture and quite threadbare-- dressed too in ancient grey pantaloons fitting tight to the leg, and a pair of pumps in the winter of their existence--looked in at the door and smiled affably.
Poverty is not a vice, my friend, but we know you go off like powder, you can't bear a slight, I daresay you took offence at something and went too far yourself," continued Nikodim Fomitch, turning affably to Raskolnikov.
Stephanie Laing is disarmingly honest, affably whimsical and often completely filthy.