gregarious


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gregarious

1. (of animals) living together in herds or flocks
2. (of plants) growing close together but not in dense clusters
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I am disposed to be gregarious and communicative to-night," he repeated, "and that is why I sent for you: the fire and the chandelier were not sufficient company for me; nor would Pilot have been, for none of these can talk.
We were sociable and gregarious, and these singing and laughing councils satisfied us.
Fe Bajada, many large black spiders, with ruby-coloured marks on their backs, having gregarious habits.
There is little doubt that troubles are exceedingly gregarious in their nature, and flying in flocks, are apt to perch capriciously; crowding on the heads of some poor wights until there is not an inch of room left on their unlucky crowns, and taking no more notice of others who offer as good resting-places for the soles of their feet, than if they had no existence.
Anyone could pick him at once as gregarious in his habits and communicative in his nature, with a quick wit and a ready smile.
With his James Spader--esque good looks, it's easy to think of Bock categorically, as a sort of echt "New German": unruly, gregarious, more-pluralist-than-thou.
adds that the shift from solitary to gregarious behavior offers insights into warning colors.
But the normally gregarious Bullock's heart would soon sink.
She discovers the murdered body of his deaf daughter, Elena, and it soon becomes clear Sarah was jealous of the victim's gregarious nature.
I'm very gregarious, and I'm finding that I'm feeling, since I've been widowed, I've been alone up here.
The single message Clara keeps giving her gregarious, if not particularly beguiling, Drosselmeyer (Victor Barbee), is that she wants a human-sized Nutcracker (Keith Roberts).
But this relatively open, gregarious lifestyle would seem to leave the lobsters more vulnerable to predators than going it alone in a hole sized for one, where larger animals such as sharks would have a tougher time reaching them.