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- adv. In an amiable manner; in a friendly or pleasant manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In an amiable manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an amiable manner; in a manner to excite or attract love.
- Pleasingly; delightfully.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in an affable manner
“Watch out below!” he called amiably, then double-checked that the alligator clips were firmly in place, shut the service-box door, and shinnied back down the pole.
"Come here, girl!" she called amiably in a quavery old-woman voice.
"But it's half an hour earlier," he protests, in a manner the interviewer calls "amiably disingenuous".
He handled Palin deftly (which is to say amiably and without making a big deal of the fact that she wasn't actually answering the questions), and exhibited a clear grasp of what he was out there to do.
Even when he was working on a shoestring, he revealed the kind of amiably creative flair that is often overlooked by film snobs in their unending quest for audience-unfriendly breakthroughs to punish the paying customers for their bourgeois tastes.
These colleagues were as we had hoped amiably ruthless in discerning “opportunities for improvement” in that draft.
It's not exactly Alan Bennett, but it proceeds amiably enough from one well-worn double entendre to the next – and Tim Healy's transvestite barman alone banishes the temptation to channel-hop.
Richard Tresvant is a very good friend of mine…despite the substantial age difference, Walter Bumgaarten replied amiably.
I open my car door and begin to get out -- but the third soldier pushes me gently back and then leans into the window, peering amiably. “And besides,” I continue, “there were no signs forbidding such photographs.
Curtis listened amiably and offered to allow his name to be used on whatever letterhead, committee listing or invitation would help.