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Winnie had also other charms: her youth; her full, rounded form; her clear complexion; the provocation of her unfathomable reserve, which never went so far as to prevent conversation, carried on on the lodgers' part with animation, and on hers with an equable amiability.
Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
Reuter in the most calm, equable voice, as though quite unconscious of the chaos from which we were separated only by a single wall.
He took Manicamp with him, for his equable and dreamy disposition acted as a counterpoise to his own.
What made it possible for everybody to get on with our poor dear Allegre was his complete, equable, and impartial contempt for all mankind.
But if, as Amiel himself challenges us to do, we look below the surface of a very equable and even smoothly accomplished literary manner, we discover, in high degree of development, that perplexity or complexity of soul, the expression [23] of which, so it be with an adequate literary gift, has its legitimate, because inevitable, interest for the modern reader.
It was not easy to rouse the disciplined and equable temperament of Lord Holchester's eldest son.
The orator yields to the inspiration of a transient occasion, and speaks to the mob before him, to those who can hear him; but the writer, whose more equable life is his occasion, and who would be distracted by the event and the crowd which inspire the orator, speaks to the intellect and health of mankind, to all in any age who can understand him.
There can be great merit in backing off and allowing the conversation to remain equable. Too much arguing can be exhausting.
The average annual temperature is a balmy 27 degrees Celsius, and according to Guinness World Records, it has the "most equable" climate in the world.
An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
The smooth, reassuring rhythm of the simple pattern of O's and X's laid on top is equable witness to the fact that any sense of disturbance is no accident.