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
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin amicabilis
friendly, from Latin amicus friend; akin to Latin amare to
Date: 14th century
1 archaic : PLEASING,
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
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>.
|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.
VI. The clemency and amiable character of the patriarch Joseph
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
This isn't that New Age "Positive
Thinking" stuff, is it??
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