She had an amiable personality, always ready with a kind word and a smile.
It was amazing how amiable two people could be when their time together was going to be short.
From his writings we derive the impression of an amiable personality, who is honestly at pains to arrive at an understanding with his opponents.
When after a bachelor supper he rose with his amiable and kindly smile, yielding to the entreaties of the festive company to drive off somewhere with them, shouts of delight and triumph arose among the young men.
He was an amiable chap, who wouldn't give any profit forecasts.
He was amiable and kind-hearted, and greatly liked by his neighbours, but not a man of business habits, and he did not succeed in his farming enterprise.
But she is perfectly amiable, and often condescends to drive by my humble abode.
Despite amiable companions, continually endeavoring to bestow mutual pleasure, I was now alone.
The amiable duke and duchess of Luxembourg, who were his neighbours at Montlouis, made his acquaintance...
Of the amiable personal character and the placid life of Isaac D'Israeli a charming picture is to be found in the brief memoir prefixed to the 1849 edition of Curiosities of Literature, by his son Lord Beaconsfield.
After his cousin Gustavus Adolphus, whom in many respects he strikingly resembled, he was indubitably the most amiable and brilliant of all the princes of the House of Vasa.
Weak and shortsighted as a statesman, as a man and prelate Dalberg was amiable, conscientious and large-hearted.
As, in Fenelon's own opinion, the great merit of Homer was his "amiable simplicity," so the great merit of Telemaque is the art that gives to each adventure its hidden moral, to each scene some sly reflection on Versailles.
Although Dalton seems amiable enough, he struggles at times to find anything worthy to say.
Malthus was one of the most amiable, candid and cultured of men.
For sole reply Daniel gave him a shy, childlike, meek, and amiable smile.
Numerianus is represented as having been a man of considerable literary attainments, and of remarkably amiable character.
Worse men had been less detested, but Danby had none of the amiable virtues which often counteract the odium incurred by serious faults.
In disposition they are amiable and courteous, but arrogant, lively, inquisitive and inclined to steal - their attacks in earlier days on Europeans, when not caused by misunderstandings, being due probably to their coveting property which to them was of immense value.
The amiable, radical ladies of Newport had set up a tea meeting for me.
"Of whom you imagine me to be one?" said Prince Andrew, with a quiet and particularly amiable smile.
He was enormously tall, handsome, amiable as Frenchmen are, and was, as all Moscow said, an extraordinarily clever doctor.
His character, notwithstanding the egotism by which it was disfigured, had an amiable and engaging side.
He was then a mere lad, amiable, well-meaning, but entirely under the dominion of his mother...
His public conduct does not present itself in quite so amiable a light.
From the first he displayed rare ability as a debater, his inspiring and yet amiable personality attracted hosts of admirers, while his extraordinary tact and temper disarmed opposition and enabled him to mediate between extremes without ever sacrificing principles.
Natasha had not time to take off the bodice before the door opened and Countess Bezukhova, dressed in a purple velvet gown with a high collar, came into the room beaming with good-humored amiable smiles.
A more amiable and a more harmless man never lived; and this was much in that age of discordant passions and lawless licence.
The personal character of Malherbe was far from amiable, but he exercised, or at least indicated the exercise of, a great and enduring effect upon French literature, though by no means a wholly beneficial one.
An amiable gentleman, Peter, has popped a message in the guestbook.
He was amiable and even estimable, the chief fault of his character being vanity and an incurable tendency towards theatrical effect, which makes his travels, memoirs and other personal records as well as his historical works radically untrustworthy.
If we add to this account that he seems to have been of an unusually amiable disposition we have a fairly complete picture of his mental character at this critical period of his life.
Mandeville's ironical paradoxes are interesting mainly as a criticism of the "amiable" idealism of Shaftesbury, and in comparison with the serious egoistic systems of Hobbes and Helvetius.
For a while, indeed, this opposition did not impair the king's popularity, due to his amiable character...
"The Muses," he writes to Voss, "were now his consolation, and appeared more amiable than ever."
There is never any seen idle; the head of the house governs it not by a lofty carriage and oft rebukes, but by gentleness and amiable manners.
In private life he was undoubtedly an amiable man, although the dogmatic tone that disfigures portions of his writings procured him many opponents.
Under his sister's care the young emperor was trained in divers accomplishments which won him the name of Calligraphes ("the Penman"), but grew up into a weak though amiable character.
John George was an amiable but weak prince, totally unfitted to direct the fortunes of a nation in time of danger.
In this capacity his sincere piety and amiable character gained him great influence.
That he learnt anything, and that he grew up an amiable and magnanimous man, were solely due to his natural worth, for no one ever owed less to education or to family example.
It is described as having been thoroughly healthy at the date of its arrival, and of an amiable and tractable disposition.