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The prospect of a world of "Liberty Under God" inspires me to work at becoming amiable. I want others to be attracted to Micah's Vine & Fig Tree vision. I continually remove unattractive habits and cultivate an amiable character that removes obstacles and opens doors.

Main Entry: ami·a·ble
Pronunciation: 'A-mE-&-b&l
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin amicabilis friendly, from Latin amicus friend; akin to Latin amare to love
Date: 14th century
2 a : generally agreeable <an amiable comedy> b : being friendly, sociable, and congenial
- ami·a·bil·i·ty  /"A-mE-&-'bi-l&-tE/ noun
- ami·a·ble·ness  /'A-mE-&-b&l-n&s/ noun
- ami·a·bly  /-blE/ adverb
synonyms AMIABLE, GOOD-NATURED, OBLIGING, COMPLAISANT mean having the desire or disposition to please. AMIABLE implies having qualities that make one liked and easy to deal with <an amiable teacher not easily annoyed>. GOOD-NATURED implies cheerfulness or helpfulness and sometimes a willingness to be imposed upon <a good-natured girl who was always willing to pitch in>. OBLIGING stresses a friendly readiness to be helpful <our obliging innkeeper found us a bigger room>.

Merriam-Webster OnLine

Queen of Hearts
Elizabeth, daughter of James I. This unfortunate Queen of Bohemia was so called in the Low Countries, from her amiable character and engaging manners, even in her lowest estate. (1596–1662.)

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
. 1898.

Lovely; worthy of love; deserving of affection; applied usually to persons. But in Ps. lxxxiv.1, there is an exception. "How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord."

Webster's, 1828 ed.

The merit of these compositions is various; but the general character of all Mr. Graves's works resolves itself into benevolence, instruction, and harmless amusement. He was himself the amiable character he frequently portrays; and, by habits of cheerfulness and temperance, prolonged his life free from blame and care, until his ninetieth year, when he expired after a very short illness.

Section VI. The clemency and amiable character of the patriarch Joseph
Text Book Collection

His unblemished life, his amiable character, both as a man and as a Minister, and his able writings, are too well-known to need any comment.

Times obituary, 1807, John Newton
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This isn't that New Age "Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??

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