- affaire d'amour,
- affaire d'honneur,
- affaire de coeur
Origin of affable
Examples from the Web for affably
They ranged from yoga teacher-toned to affably soft around the edges.
Its affably glib opening lines set the tone while acknowledging the First-World-problems aspect to the text.Must-Reads: ‘The Last Nude,’ ‘Arrows of the Night,’ and ‘The Fallback Plan’|Bruce Riedel, Lauren Elkin, Drew Nellins|January 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"You may read if you like," Laurie affably suggested, when this had been suppressed.The Girl in the Mirror|Elizabeth Garver Jordan
She then slipped from the room, and was affably received below, and taken into the apartment which they had first entered.Audrey|Mary Johnston
They went out to the middle of Minetta Street to affably fight it out and determine the justice of the question.Last Words|Stephen Crane
“Not by no means,” acquiesced Mr. Weller, affably but magisterially.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
"That's a mighty fine watch you've got there," he remarked, affably.The Deserter, and Other Stories|Harold Frederic
Word Origin for affable
late 15c., from Old French afable (14c.), from Latin affabilis "approachable, courteous, kind, friendly," literally "who can be (easily) spoken to," from affari "to speak to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + fari "to speak" (see fame (n.)). Related: Affably.