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  • n  a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)

  • His affability helps sugarcoat fiercely conservative fiscal policies that might otherwise be a tough sell in a state where only 13% of the voters are registered Republicans.
  • His mixture of affability and fallibility makes for a potent blend: Chan is the rogue as nobleman, the everyman-king.
  • But Buffett, for all his affability, is shrewd about disengaging himself to avoid any unnecessary distractions that might impair his judgment.

  • Laurence Tribe in Gainesville Sun
    Laurence Tribe, a Harvard law professor, said Mr. Obama's "affability and inclusiveness might help nurture those same qualities in Larry, even though those haven't been among Larry's notable strengths."
  • Olympia Snowe in USA Today
    Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, said no other senator "has ever reached across party lines with as much efficacy, facility, and affability."
  • Tim Finchem in USA Today
    Harold was instrumental to the development and popularity of the Champions Tour in the early days of its growth,PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said. "His affability and warm personality generated tremendous good will for the Tour."

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