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Synonyms for amicable

Synonyms for amicable

of or befitting a friend or friends

Antonyms for amicable

characterized by friendship and good will

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Burns he sat down by my side, and, laying his hand on my knee amicably, begged me to think what it was I was exposing myself to.
The more experienced and sagacious chiefs distinctly foresaw the utter impossibility of two partisans so renowned, so hostile, and who had so long been rivals in fame, as their prisoner and their native leader, existing amicably in the same tribe.
THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF THE BOARD OF HONOUR, the challenge was withdrawn, and the difference amicably adjusted.
If the reader will picture to himself the kind of Board of Honour which amicably adjusted the difference between these two little boys, who in any other part of the world would have been amicably adjusted on two porters' backs and soundly flogged with birchen rods, he will be possessed, no doubt, with as strong a sense of its ludicrous character, as that which sets me laughing whenever its image rises up before me.
This tender being amicably received, they marched in together; Joe and Dolly followed, arm-in-arm, (happiness again
Matters being thus amicably and satisfactorily arranged, the contract was solemnly ratified in another teacupful of the peppermint mixture; which was rendered the more necessary, by the flutter and agitation of the lady's spirits.
Thus it remained amicably understood that young Fledgeby was to come to admire, and that Georgiana was to come to be admired; and Georgiana with the entirely new sensation in her breast of having that prospect before her, and with many kisses from her dear Sophronia in present possession, preceded six feet one of discontented footman (an amount of the article that always came for her when she walked home) to her father's dwelling.
Glegg talked quite amicably about the Tullivers that evening.
Sources said the Home Minister asked them to avoid confrontation and resolve all issues with the Centre and the L- G amicably through cooperation.
SIALKOT -- An establishment of the District Overseas Pakistanis Commission (DOPC) in all districts of the Punjab is a revolutionary step which would be helpful to resolve their problems amicably.
This was achieved as part of the reconciliation initiative launched by the Sharjah Police in 2011 to solve disputes amicably using reconciliation methods.
Meanwhile, during a telephonic conversation with All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) leader Ahmed Raza Kasuri, MQM chief Altaf Hussain said that all political forces should respect each other and resolve the issues amicably and through dialogue.
A spokesman issued a joint statement on the couple's behalf which said they "have announced that they have been amicably separated for the past few months".
It is regrettable that there is a dispute going on amongst family members and we'd like that dispute to be resolved as amicably and as soon as possible," President Jacob Zuma's spokesman Mac Maharaj told AFP in an interview.
Summary: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Lebanese Justice Ministry are working together to create a court-referred mediation program in Lebanon to help resolve commercial disputes efficiently and amicably, supporting economic growth.