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  • noun Plural form of affability.

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Examples

  • As the church bell stopped the swing door opened and Boulou hurried in like a great personage, conscious that others have waited, and bearing with him an aroma of Irish stew and onions, which showed that he had been exchanging affabilities with the cook.

    Red Pottage

  • Next morning he was up early, ate a cheerful breakfast, delighted his host with foreign affabilities, paid his bill, and went away by train to London.

    An Old Meerschaum From Coals Of Fire And Other Stories, Volume II. (of III.)

  • It turned out he never meant to help me, mere meaningless affabilities.

    If: a play in four acts

  • "Shut up, you perjured pup," says she, full of disappointing affabilities; "I don't want any dealings with a lying, thieving hypocrite like you, Billy Joyce."

    Pardners

  • Amherst, seated in unsmiling endurance at the foot of the table, between Mrs. Ansell, with her carefully-distributed affabilities, and Blanche Carbury, with her reckless hurling of conversational pebbles, seemed to Justine as much of

    The Fruit of the Tree

  • As the church-bell stopped the swing-door opened, and Boulou hurried in, like a great personage, conscious that others have waited, and bearing with him an aroma of Irish stew and onions, which showed that he had been exchanging affabilities with the cook.

    Red Pottage

  • A stick, accoutred in such wise with scraps of buckskin as to imitate a gallant of the place and period, was bowing respectfully before another stick, vested in the affabilities of age and the simulacrum of a dressing-gown.

    The Frontiersmen

  • Theodore assures me that he appreciates these and other affabilities, and that I have made what he calls a "conquest" of his venerable heart.

    Stories by American Authors, Volume 5

  • She is puffed for the sake of her bouquets, her dinners, her affabilities and condescensions.

    Essays in Little

  • Appearing at first as the cheerful hostess of her husband's friend, and stooping from her queenly elevation to the most winning affabilities, her behaviour rises in dignity as her sorrow deepens.

    Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters

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