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- adj. Disposed to converse; sociable; free in discourse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Qualified for conversation; disposed to converse; sociable; free in discourse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Qualified for conversation, or disposed to converse; ready in or inclined to mutual communication of thoughts; sociable; communicative.
- Capable of being conversed with; open to conversation.
- Also written conversible.
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It would cost her some effort to do so, he was so sincere, good-humoured, conversable, and obliging.
Where is Isabel, the courteous, the conversable, a sister in kindness?
Mrs. Bardell let lodgings to many conversable single gentlemen, with great profit, but never brought any more actions for breach of promise of marriage.
But no sooner did he declare himself in form, than the gaudy wretch, as he was before with her, became a well-dressed gentleman; — the chattering magpie (for he talks and laughs much), quite conversable, and has something agreeable to say upon every subject.
But it is demonstrable to all who know how to make observations on their acquaintance of both sexes, arrogant as some are of their superficialities, that a lady at eighteen, take the world through, is more prudent and conversable than a man at twenty-five.
Rashleigh as the only conversable beings, besides herself, in Osbaldistone
This succeeded; he soon became so very civil and conversable, that I began to think him quite a pleasant fellow.
The evening was quiet and conversable, as Mr. Woodhouse declined cards entirely for the sake of comfortable talk with his dear Isabella, and the little party made two natural divisions; on one side he and his daughter; on the other the two Mr. Knightleys; their subjects totally distinct, or very rarely mixing — and Emma only occasionally joining in one or the other.
I never yet saw the well-reared child, much less the educated adult, who could not put me to shame, by the sustained intelligence of its demeanour under the ordeal of a conversable, sociable visitation of pictures, historical sights or buildings, or any lions of public interest.
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