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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv congenially in a congenial manner "`Let's all have a drink together,' he said congenially"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Congenially In a congenial manner; as, congenially married or employed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • congenially In a congenial manner.
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  • John Burroughs
    “Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.”


In literature:

Her disposition was not indeed congenial to his own.
"Damon and Delia" by William Godwin
Emily, my beloved cousin, in Denbigh you will find, I doubt not, a mind, principles, congenial to your own.
"Precaution" by James Fenimore Cooper
Upon that subject, there was something congenial between the soul of Dr. Samuel Johnson, and that of an isle of Sky farmer's wife.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 5" by Boswell
Genius, like a magnet, draws only congenial natures to itself.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV" by John Lord
Friendship might possibly bring people together; but friendship exists only between equals and people of congenial tastes.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII" by John Lord
Each of them looks forward to a promotion which will enable him to move to some more congenial part of Ireland.
"Hyacinth" by George A. Birmingham
I fear you will scarcely find that a congenial task.
"Right Ho, Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
The woman loved her husband but was not congenial.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1" by Rupert Hughes
At Longyester he spent four very happy months in congenial work among kind people.
"Principal Cairns" by John Cairns
Not wealthy parentage; not congenial surroundings.
"Lives of Girls Who Became Famous" by Sarah Knowles Bolton
No, no; union with the man of average congeniality was not her goal.
"The Precipice" by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
Serene skies and balmy breezes are not congenial to the climate of freedom.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 1"
There are few, very few, absolutely happy and congenial homes.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
The Brethren found congenial habitation in the old Franciscan convent of Sant' Isidoro on the Pincian Hill.
"Overbeck" by J. Beavington Atkinson
What was the philosophy congenial to Conservatism?
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
Arvilly loved to talk with him, though their idees wuz about as congenial as ile and water.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
Johnson's taste, in fact, had led him to the study of writers in many ways congenial to him.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Invite him when there are to be a few congenial souls, and if he wanders into the library leave him alone.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
It was a dull day, of the colour most congenial to such a ceremony.
"A Country Gentleman and his Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
She found herself in a new atmosphere, and it did not seem to her a very congenial one.
"Brooke's Daughter" by Adeline Sergeant

In poetry:

You with your sad comicality,
You with your bum badinage--
Confound your congeniality!
Confound your "Facial Massage?"
"Christmas Cards" by Franklin Pierce Adams
The bard, who feels congenial fire,
May sing of martial strife,
And with heroic sounds inspire
The gen'rous scorn of life.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
There is the warm, congenial smile,
Benign, and honest, too,
Free from deception, fraud, and guile;
The smile of friendship true.
"Smiles." by Alfred Castner King
There is a love, whose feeling rolls
In pure unruffled calmness on,
The meeting of congenial souls,
Of hearts whose currents flow in one.
"Loves" by Mary Anne Browne
How these two friends congenial conversed
Here, as the listener heard it is rehearsed,
As from his slightly varied point of view
It might have sounded to the speakers too.
"From 'The Red Flag' " by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
So —many a soul o'er life's drear desert faring,
Love's pure congenial spring unfound, —unquaff'd —
Suffers —recoils —then, thirsty and despairing
Of what it would, descends and sips the nearest draught.
"Twilight Thoughts" by Maria Gowen Brooks

In news:

Can a Driven Baton Twirler Become Miss Congeniality.
'Miss Congeniality 2' is too familiar.
'Miss Congeniality ' Sequel Flunks the Talent Competition.
She was certainly well cast as Miss Congeniality.
The cast-contingent project is based on a script by Los Angeles-based Katie Ford from "Miss Congeniality" and will be directed by Jacob Tierney.
Is there some systemic way to transform the undertow so that instead of most corporations being hostile to innovation, you would have most corporations being congenial to and supportive of innovation.
Kelly, 43, of Deep River, a congenial sort whose default facial expression is a smile, was recently promoted to supervisor of the public defender 's office at the courthouse known as Geographical Area 10.
He was always so congenial, friendly and always had jokes to tell.
Three centuries of art and design keep congenial company in the Chicago apartment of Gensler's Carlos Martínez.
Larry Foote's a congenial chatterbox on and off the field.
NEW YORK – William Shatner's distinct voice took us aboard the USS Enterprise in "Star Trek," stole the stage in "Miss Congeniality" and negotiated our hotel prices in Priceline commercials.
Four months into shooting Nickelodeon 's "Supah Ninjas," there's an air of congenial chaos at the 31st Street Studios in the Strip District as three young actors and one very large guest villain prepare for their next scene.
Becky Holder and Courageous Comet brought Olympic gravity and genuine congeniality to Bear Creek Farm on Saturday.
A diverse menu and congenial service in a pleasant atmosphere round out the dining experience.
In American Outlaw, James' take-no-prisoner auto-bio released this week, the 42-year-old grease monkey recalled a road trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with the star of Miss Congeniality.

In science:

An especially congenial class of models corresponds to quantum maps.
Intermediate quantum maps for quantum computation
The weight function of Eq.(3) is particularly congenial.
Quasiclassical Random Matrix Theory
Since it is closer to the methods common in the literature (such as the seminal paper of Aharonov, Albert, and Vaidman) than the previous exposition, it may be more congenial to those already familiar with weak values.
What do quantum "weak" measurements actually measure?
Indeed, three strategies can be chosen to reduce its dissonance created by the heterogeneity of the opinion inside its group: changing one’s own opinion to agree with others in the group, influencing others to change their opinions, or joining a different, attitudinally more congenial group.
When group level is different from the population level: an adaptive network with the Deffuant model
Meng, X.-L. (2001). A congenial overview and investigation of multiple imputation inference under uncongeniality.
Rejoinder: Quantifying the Fraction of Missing Information for Hypothesis Testing in Statistical and Genetic Studies
In addition, he is most thankfull to Dr. K K Phua (WSPC – IJMP-A) for his congenial invitation to write this review and to Ms.
Supersymmetric Quantum Cosmology --- Shaken not stirred
We thank NSF, NSA, and the Alexander-von-Humboldt Stiftung for financial support, and AIM and the Mathematics Institute of the University of Erlangen for congenial working environments.
Rank frequencies for quadratic twists of elliptic curves
While we have made significant progress in the short existence of this collaboration, there is still much work to be done, and we hope that future workshops in this series will continue the congenial atmosphere that characterized the first two MODEST workshops.
Modest-2: A Summary
We also thank Elmer Rees for helpful conversations, and the Universities of Miami and Edinburgh for their congenial atmosphere.
Polynomial knots
She thanks the Department of Mathematics at Trento for its hospitality and congenial atmosphere.
A condition for cyclic algebras to be split
But there the results are stated in the context of algebraic set theory and Aczel’s constructive set theory CZF, which might not be congenial to everyone.
Predicative toposes
We claim that a natural choice is Wx ∼ W, and the particular choice Wx = W is especially congenial.
The spectral form factor is not self-averaging