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agreeability

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n agreeability a temperamental disposition to be agreeable
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Agreeability Easiness of disposition.
    • Agreeability The quality of being, or making one's self, agreeable; agreeableness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n agreeability The quality of being agreeable; easiness of disposition; agreeableness.
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Quotations

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    “When we are young we take pains to be agreeable, and when we are old we take pains not to be disagreeable.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying.”
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    “If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.”
  • George Eliot
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    “Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”
  • Joseph Addison
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    “Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty.”
  • Winston Churchill
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    “It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. agreablete,

Usage

In literature:

His voice was sweet and gentle, his remarks of an unusually agreeable moderation.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The taste of the liquor was sweet, unctuous and not agreeable.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
It is hardly possible to live with a more agreeable man than Luttrell.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
At present, as the greater number of the girls were still busy in their tents, the vicinity of the lake was agreeably solitary.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook
I like this place better and better; and never saw, I think, more agreeable people than our little circle is made up of.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
I have very rarely seen a more agreeable woman.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Martin was agreeably surprised at the attention paid him by his new friend.
"Rufus and Rose" by Horatio Alger, Jr
She was most gracious and agreeable.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
These sports were kept up nearly every day, and Azgid's time passed most agreeably.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
With regard to the first, its agreeability.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847." by Various
All had had an agreeable time, and, what was of more importance, a profitable experience.
"A Pirate of Parts" by Richard Neville
To none but a Limanian stomach could such a mixture be agreeable.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
The rest of the talk, however, was not so agreeable; every moment one contradicted the other.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Madame Laplace was lively and agreeable; I liked her very much.
"Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville" by Mary Somerville
After her arrival at his house, he and his friend should welcome her, and entertain her with a loving and agreeable conversation.
"The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana" by Vatsyayana
These thoughts were not the most agreeable in the world.
"The Perpetual Curate" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
I was delighted to have two such agreeable companions, and readily acceded to the proposition.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
And she shyly thought the experience agreeable.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
The climate is most agreeable the year through.
"Our Italy" by Charles Dudley Warner
But this method was not agreeable to the Indians, who had never before been under any regulation.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
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In poetry:

Her name, cut clear upon this marble cross,
Shines, as it shone when she was still on earth;
While tenderly the mild, agreeable moss
Obscures the figures of her date of birth.
"Tombstones In The Starlight" by Dorothy Parker
Carry her over the water,
And set her down under the tree,
Where the culvers white all days and all night,
And the winds from every quarter,
Sing agreeably, agreeably, agreeably of love.
"Carry Her Over the Water" by W H Auden
Put a gold ring on her finger,
And press her close to your heart,
While the fish in the lake snapshots take,
And the frog, that sanguine singer,
Sing agreeably, agreeably, agreeably of love.
"Carry Her Over the Water" by W H Auden
The streets shall flock to your marriage,
The houses turn round to look,
The tables and chairs say suitable prayers,
And the horses drawing your carriage
Sing agreeably, agreeably, agreeably of love.
"Carry Her Over the Water" by W H Auden
There were a great many of them, great and small. The lesser virtues were
more agreeable and genial than the great ones; but they all appeared in
good humour, and chatted amiably together, as was only becoming for near
relations and friends.
"The Banquet Of The Supreme Being" by Ivan Turgenev
The visitors to Nairn can pass away the time agreeably,
By viewing Tarbetness, which slopes downwards to the sea;
And Queen Street is one of the prettiest thoroughfares,
Because there's splendid shops in it, and stocked with different wares.
"Beautiful Nairn" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

" With her one-word response, MilitaryTimes.com reader Deborah summed up what many thought of a recent study that says military service makes men less "agreeable.
O'Reilly, Stewart debate an agreeable disagreement .
With his opponent so agreeable, it was hard for Obama to land a punch.
A mostly sanguine, agreeable personality but flecked with brilliant, colorful bursts (much like the precious gem).
Workman and a colleague surveyed 1,000 dog owners to test the so-called "Big Five" traits that govern our personalities : extroversion, agreeableness, emotional stability, conscientiousness and intelligence.
Many years ago, back when George W Bush was just the agreeable governor of Texas, I used to work for a Washington weekly newspaper called The Hill, covering the Democrats in Congress.
Building a stellar psychology department involves locating, nurturing and keeping a mix of talented, highly productive and compatible--if not always agreeable--people.
An ambitious aide and his agreeable wife are among the star witnesses at former US Sen John Edwards' trial.
If you're a man with a pleasant personality, you're probably not going to get paid as a much as a man with a less agreeable personality.
I was surprised that, in his agreeable review of my recent biography of Sarah Bernhardt, Graham Robb writes.
Mix 93's Steve Serrano will host the party and play the music on a mutually agreeable date.
The shakes are agreeable, but not so transporting I wouldn't swap in a not-too-sweet lemonade.
Though a virtue in interpersonal relations, agreeableness is not necessarily a good thing in an online exchange, where a clash of views is often needed to spark excitement.
She is sweet and agreeable - most Shar Peis have a mind of their own.
"It is certainly more agreeable to have power to give than to receive.".
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In science:

Personality traits such as extroversion and agreeableness. 2.
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
We found an agreeable compromise occurred at β = 2 (the critical point in NMF is βc = 1/2) which allowed the study of samples up to size N = 40.
Free energy landscapes, dynamics and the edge of chaos in mean-field models of spin glasses
Similarly Ordered Sequences An instance is similarly ordered or has agreeable dead lines if for every two packets i and j their spanning intervals are not properly contained in one another, i.e., if ri < rj implies di ≤ dj .
One to Rule Them All: a General Randomized Algorithm for Buffer Management with Bounded Delay
For similarly ordered instances (aka instances with agreeable deadlines) and oblivious adversary one can always find such set S of cardinality at most 2 [15, Lemma 2.7]; while not explicitly stated, this fact was proved before by Li et al. .
One to Rule Them All: a General Randomized Algorithm for Buffer Management with Bounded Delay
Randomized algorithm for agreeable deadlines packet scheduling.
One to Rule Them All: a General Randomized Algorithm for Buffer Management with Bounded Delay
An optimal online algorithm for packet scheduling with agreeable deadlines.
One to Rule Them All: a General Randomized Algorithm for Buffer Management with Bounded Delay
The class of monotone instances (also called similarly ordered or agreeable instances in the literature) is a generalization of the class of equal length instances.
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
Moreover, according to Baring and Braby (2004), agreeable synchrotron and/or inverse Compton fits are only attainable when the electron population has a significant non-thermal component.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
Uniformly overtaking and weakly overtaking optimal solutions in infinite-horizon optimal control: when optimal solutions are agreeable // J.
On necessary boundary conditions for strictly optimal control in infinite horizon control problems
Uniformly overtaking and weakly overtaking optimal solutions in infinite-horizon optimal control: when optimal solutions are agreeable J.
On necessary boundary conditions for strictly optimal control in infinite horizon control problems
We excluded them from the sample and we marked the remaining 224 points with agreeable colours into Fig. 3 and Fig. 4.
New colour-transformations for the Sloan photometry and revised metallicity calibration and equations for photometric parallax estimation
In short, we also say we eliminate a bad row of direction i (by moving W2 ) agreeable to direction j .
Isoperimetric Inequalities on Hexagonal Grids
First we eliminate all bad rows (one after another) of direction 1 agreeable to direction 2, and after that, all bad rows of direction 2 agreeable to direction 1.
Isoperimetric Inequalities on Hexagonal Grids
We can eliminate each such bad row R3 by moving the vertices of a smallest component of PW ∗ \ R3 agreeable to the direction of the rows that contain a longest side of the parallelogram (see Figure 5b for an illustration).
Isoperimetric Inequalities on Hexagonal Grids
It becomes clear already at this point that one can make the life much more agreeable working modulo the norms.
Unitary grassmannians
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