Phrases with "amicable"

Jim told me he had been received at first with an abject display of the most amicable sentiments. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Anthony Trollope Barry, remembering the meeting, felt very awkward at the idea of entering into amicable conversation with him, and crept in at the door like a whipped dog. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott The dissenters were probably too honest, however simple, to achieve a complete cure on Dugdale by an amicable understanding; so, after their year of vigil, they relinquished their task by degrees. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Anthony Trollope The two lawyers together have referred the case to counsel for opinion,—for an amicable opinion as they call it. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Edith Wharton If, as I take it, an amicable arrangement is necessary — to secure the requisite evidence then a line from you, suggesting an interview, seems to me more advisable. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Finally I called them all together and came to an amicable agreement to divide twenty five percent of my profit among them, year by year. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Ossipon, my feeling for you is amicable contempt. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

John Galsworthy Sliding his light eyes from Soames to Michael, he retailed them, and said: “Eminently a case for an amicable settlement. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope Lord Lovel, however, had been his client, and he had said from first to last that more was to be done for his client by amicable arrangement than by hostile opposition. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence And as she went, she always looked long towards the verandah of Torestin, to catch sight of the Somers. Somers felt the yearning and amicable advance in the atmosphere. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Its intentions were friendly but it had already found that amicable advances are sometimes indifferently received, for, as it drew near, it wagged its dubious tail and rolled humbly on the ground. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Do not delude yourself with the idea of an amicable arrangement; the awakening will only be the more painful. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

A. E. W. Mason He took the most savage snub with a vacant and amicable face; and, wrapped in his own dull thoughts, he continued his copious monologue. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

George Gissing Irritation immediately scattered the thoughts Mallard had been ranging; he could barely make a show of amicable behaviour; a cold fear began to creep about his heart. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

I have no doubt, by the way, that their meeting was the most amicable imaginable. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

George Meredith And Dr. Middleton is made to play blind man in the midst? And the other person is—now I see day! An amicable rupture, and a smooth new arrangement. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

He sent an embassy to Cuzco, consisting of several persons in whose discretion he placed the greatest confidence, with Espinosa at their head, as the party most interested in an amicable arrangement. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Louisa May Alcott An impromptu circus, fox and geese, and an amicable game of croquet finished the afternoon. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Robert Louis Stevenson Jean was brought to bed of twins, and, by an amicable arrangement, the Burnses took the boy to bring up by hand, while the girl remained with her mother. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

William Hope Hodgson It is strange, this almost amicable cut-and-thrust, that is none the less deadly because of the quietness and courtesy with which the thrust may be given. Captain Gault by William Hope Hodgson

Simpson said that Mr. and Mrs. Ratcliffe lived on amicable terms, with intervals of very severe squall. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope Mr Slow had sent a clerk to her to explain that till that time such amicable arrangement as that to which he looked forward to make could not be completed. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

George Meredith They were soon on amicable terms, at the expense of flattering arts that she had not hitherto practised. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Edmund Burke This amicable conflict with difficulty obliges us to an intimate acquaintance with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relations. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Walter Scott Remembrances and acknowledgments of past favours were sent to Mrs. Bickerton and Mrs. Glass, and an amicable intercourse maintained from time to time with these two respectable and benevolent persons. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Guy de Maupassan A few days afterwards it was known in Paris that the Baron and Baroness d’Etraille had agreed to an amicable separation on account of incompatibility of temper. A Meeting by Guy de Maupassan

Edith Wharton And Mr. J. B. Hewson, with a nod of amicable assent, passed on. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Robert Louis Stevenson It is not eloquence, not fairness, not obstinacy, but a certain proportion of all of these that I love to encounter in my amicable adversaries. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

The assertions deal too exclusively with that conduct which people generally exhibit in their most amicable relations with each other. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

In the Rio de Tabasco or Grijalva, as it is often called after him, he held an amicable conference with a chief, who gave him a number of gold plates fashioned into a sort of armour. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Await a piercing shriek, an angry threat, and welcome an amicable greeting, a low kind whisper. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

H. G. Wells Quite half an hour’s amicable discussion led at last to a reduction of sixpence, and all parties professed themselves satisfied with this result. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

For Hamed is amicable in all respects. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Sir Walter Scott Slight greeting passed between them, and it was easy to see that no amicable conference was intended by those who convoked the council. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

R. D. Blackmore I ask you, as a valued adviser of the family, and a trustworthy friend to its interests — as a gentleman, in fact, rather than a mere lawyer — to do a wise and amicable thing. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

He trusted less, perhaps, to an open encounter of arms, than to the influence of his personal address and previous intrigues, to bring about an amicable arrangement. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Between gentlemen, no difficulties, everything open to arrangement, amicable settlement. The End of the Dream by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I believe, even now, he is sincerely desirous of peace and amicable relations between our two countries, and yet something has fallen between us. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

George Meredith I supposed at once an amicable rupture between Sir Willoughby and Miss Middleton, or that the version which had reached me of their engagement was not strictly accurate. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

George Meredith Certain humorous turns in his conversation won him an amicable smile when he bowed to leave: they were the needed finish of a favourable impression. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

George Meredith My grandfather pledged his word to Janet that he would restore us to an amicable footing. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

He consented, therefore, to negotiate, and sent a message of amicable expostulation to the cacique. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Arnold Bennett Hilda suddenly lost all desire for an amicable examination of the crisis. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Elizabeth Gaskell On the whole they went on in the most amicable way; only beyond the gregarious feeling common to most men, they had very little actual pleasure in each other’s society. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Anthony Trollope He had not the least desire to see his son — and yet, as they were on amicable terms, he could not deny himself after the receipt of his son’s note. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Peak had no difficulty in associating with him on amicable terms. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

When he had reached an open place, where a large number of Indians were assembled, he asked, through his interpreter, leave to land, explaining at the same time his amicable intentions. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Anthony Trollope I myself have met a priest at a parson’s table, and have known more than one parish in which the Protestant and Roman Catholic clergymen lived together on amicable terms. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott The import of his words, however, was more amicable than the voice in which they were pronounced. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

George Eliot The sight of the old favorite spot always heightened Tom’s good humor, and he spoke to Maggie in the most amicable whispers, as he opened the precious basket and prepared their tackle. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

They had always been on terms of amity with the Totonacs, which afforded a strong guarantee for their amicable disposition on the present occasion. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

We remained in uncertainty as to this war for more than two months, when an arrival from the Sandwich Islands brought us the news of an amicable arrangement of the difficulties. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

E. Phillips Oppenheim For some reason or other, it seemed to occur to him that amicable methods might be better with his visitor. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Perhaps he felt some compunction for the insult he had offered; but he said nothing, and no attempt was made on either side at amicable explanation. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Anthony Trollope Though the aunt and niece were open and declared enemies, the present circumstances were so peculiar and full of interest that conversation for a time almost amicable took place between them. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope We’ve arranged everything about money in the most amicable manner, and now there is merely a question of a pair of ponies. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

I thought it so much better to wash all one’s dirty linen at home, I had never desired anything but an amicable arrangement. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope When she protested against this, he endeavoured to explain to her that the cause would be an amicable cause, a simple reference, in short, to a legal tribunal. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Louisa May Alcott She answered him with a smile, and they went on together in the most amicable manner. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

An old woman, standing on a doorstep, holding in her hand a trough, was calling to some pigs, the pigs replying by amicable grunts. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin