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"friendly, courteous," early 15c., from Old French amable, from Latin amabilem "lovely," from amare "to love" (see Amy). Related: Amably; amability.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for amable

Historical Examples of amable

  • But I have disdainfully refused the hand of Amable Bricourt—that is my crime.

    Odette's Marriage

    Albert Delpit

  • To tell the truth, Amable Bricourt had gone to Toulon to spend the day with some friends in a billiard-saloon.

    Odette's Marriage

    Albert Delpit

  • They drank one glass of brandy, then two, then three, and old Amable once more began wandering through the assembly.

  • Then old Amable, vanquished, without uttering a word, climbed back to his loft.

  • Jean Magliss, he dance every night now with Amable Morin's girl.

    The Cobbler In The Devil's Kitchen

    Mary Hartwell Catherwood