1. a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)
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How To Use amiableness In A Sentence

  • Natural amiableness is too often seen in company with sloth, with uselessness, with the vanity of fashionable life.
  • But when she meets an unusual customer with an affinity for French films, his beautiful smile and amiableness melt her.
  • “We cannot prove to the contrary, to be sure; but I wish you a better fate, Miss Price, than to be the wife of a man whose amiableness depends upon his own sermons; for though he may preach himself into a good – humour every Sunday, it will be bad enough to have him quarrelling about green geese from Monday morning till Saturday night.” Mansfield Park
  • After the long, corrupt reign of an old debauched Prince, whose vices were degrading to himself and to a nation groaning under the lash of prostitution and caprice, the most cheering changes were expected from the known exemplariness of his successor and the amiableness of his consort. Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete
  • The social virtues must, therefore, be allowed to have a natural beauty and amiableness, which, at first, antecedent to all precept or education, recommends them to the esteem of uninstructed mankind, and engages their affections. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals
  • These days of confinement would have been, but for her private perplexities, remarkably comfortable, as such seclusion exactly suited her brother, whose feelings must always be of great importance to his companions; and he had, besides, so thoroughly cleared off his ill – humour at Randalls, that his amiableness never failed him during the rest of his stay at Hartfield. Emma
  • O my dear Lady G.! said Emily, as we followed the meek-eyed goddess of wisdom [such her air, her manner, her amiableness, seemed in my thought, at that time, to make her], never, never, was such graciousness! Sir Charles Grandison
  • Mr. Knightley expressed his disapproval of Frank's behavior and Emma's vision of him by contrasting what he called French amiableness with English amiableness.
  • That sort of knowledge, by which a man has a sensible perception of amiableness and loathsomeness, or of sweetness and nauseousness, is not just the same sort of knowledge with that, by which he knows what a triangle is, and what a square is. Warranted Christian Belief
  • When the mind is sensible of the sweet beauty and amiableness of a thing, that implies a sensibleness of sweetness and delight in the presence of the idea of it; and this sensibleness of the amiableness or delightfulness of beauty, carries in the very nature of it, the sense of the heart; or an effect and impression the soul is the subject of, as a substance possessed of taste, inclination and will. (p. 272) Warranted Christian Belief
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