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Very discreet of Mr Dennis,' observed Sir John with a slight yawn, though still with the utmost affability, 'but--except for your admirable and lucid manner of telling it, which is perfect--not very interesting to me.
A fear of rebuff prevented him from affability, and he concealed his shyness, which was still intense, under a frigid taciturnity.
I did not catch what was going on at first, and was, therefore, extremely surprised at noticing George hurriedly smooth out his trousers, ruffle up his hair, and stick his cap on in a rakish manner at the back of his head, and then, assuming an expression of mingled affability and sadness, sit down in a graceful attitude, and try to hide his feet.
He went up to Madame Stahl, and addressed her with extreme courtesy and affability in that excellent French that so few speak nowadays.
His manners in private were even more mild and attractive than in public, for there was a certain dignity in his mien during his lecture which in his own house was replaced by the greatest affability and kindness.
He was the mildest of men, full of affability to all but was steadfast against the enemies of the Church.
1 is delight and the music charms with affability and humour.
The hotel is basic, but what it lacks in facilities it makes up for in position, dedication and affability, and is a popular choice for both locals and visitors that come to enjoy a relaxing drink or a peaceful break.
To promote healthy eating, Obama installed a White House vegetable garden and has appeared on late-night talk shows - quick wit and calm affability in tow - to promote the issues that matter most to her.
A researcher, author, journalist and educator, Dick did it all with an affability that belied his many achievements.
Peter Davey, head of comedy entertainment, said: "Dawn's infectious humour, warmth and affability make her the perfect host for Little Big Shots.
Jill's infamous charm and affability, though at times her reading seemed a bit shaky.