from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The quality of being companionable; sociableness.
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- noun The state or quality of being
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- noun suitability to be a companion
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For what is lost personally now and then, far more of greater mutual value is obtained; and it is largely by a habit of companionableness that the happiness of the home can be made so satisfying that there can arise no question of its permanence.
William Howitt was always ready to lend an attentive and unbiassed ear to the newest theory, or even the newest fad, while Mary possessed in the fullest degree the gift of companionableness, and her inexhaustible sympathy drew from others an instant confidence.
There was another and quieter side in which he showed his rare companionableness and endeared himself to many people.
Their freedom, their energy, their companionableness, was so different from women of the East.
She herself meant eventually to marry, because one couldn't forever hang on to rich people; but she was going to wait till she found some one who combined the maximum of wealth with at least a minimum of companionableness.
He has a friend, the negro Jim, with the strength of a man, the companionableness of a boy, and the fidelity of a dog.
There remained the Margerisons; Peter, with his friendly smile and gentle companionableness; Hilary, worried and weary and hardly noticing her unobtrusive presence; Silvio, Caterina, and Illuminato sucking gingerbread and tumbling off the rack, and Peggy, on whose broad shoulder Rhoda suddenly laid her head and wept, all through the Mont
Peter's sweet-tempered companionableness had been oddly obscured this evening.
The conversation was evidently serious; his head was bent, and Isabels lifted left hand rested against her cheek; but all the significances of their thoughtful attitude denoted companionableness and a shared understanding.
The conversation was evidently serious; his head was bent, and Isabel's lifted left hand rested against her cheek; but all the significances of their thoughtful attitude denoted companionableness and a shared understanding.
The Magnificent Ambersons; illustrated by Arthur William Brown
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