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genial

Anatomy of or relating to the chin

genial

[′jēn·yəl]
(anatomy)
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My good townspeople will not much regret me, for -- though it has been as dear an object as any, in my literary efforts, to be of some importance in their eyes, and to win myself a pleasant memory in this abode and burial-place of so many of my forefathers -- there has never been, for me, the genial atmosphere which a literary man requires in order to ripen the best harvest of his mind.
And Dirkovitch, bland, supple, and always genial, went away too by a night train.
On the contrary, it tends to make him genial, kind-hearted, and simple.
Her method, however, certainly involves forgetfulness for the individual; and to this, to the prospect of oblivion, poetry, too, may help to brace us, if, unlike so genial and cheerful a poet as Mr.
His smile was tolerant, even genial, but his face remained like the face of a sphinx.
Thomson rose to his feet and received a genial handshake, after which the newcomer glanced at Ambrose.
You are kind and genial with me, I know, but you are not kind and genial to all the world as you were then.
By luck of birth possessed of a genial but soft disposition and a splendid constitution, his reputation was that for twenty years he had never missed his day's work nor his six daily quarts of bottled beer, even, as he bragged, when in the German islands, where each bottle of beer carried ten grains of quinine in solution as a specific against malaria.
The season had been unusually wet, even for Scotland; and my mother reluctantly confessed that she "did feel a certain longing" for the mild air and genial sunshine of the Devonshire coast.
As I looked at my husband, still sleeping peacefully, the question forced itself into my mind, What had made that genial, gentle mother of his so sternly bent on parting us?
It was the good fellows, easy and genial, daring, and, on occasion, mad, that I wanted to know--the fellows, generous-hearted and -handed, and not rabbit-hearted.
I had many a genial thought by the cabin fire "as I sailed.