companionably


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com·pan·ion·a·ble

 (kəm-păn′yə-nə-bəl)
adj.
1. Having the qualities of a good companion; friendly. See Synonyms at social.
2. Suggestive of or conducive to companionship: reading together in companionable silence.

com·pan′ion·a·ble·ness n.
com·pan′ion·a·bly adv.
Translations

companionably

[kəmˈpænjənəblɪ] ADVamigablemente

companionably

[kəmˈpænjənəbli] advd'un air complice
They walked companionably back to the house → Ils marchaient d'un air complice vers la maison.

companionably

advvertraut; smile alsofreundlich
References in classic literature ?
Our ponies composedly help themselves to such grass as they can find on the moor; keeping always near us as companionably as if they were a couple of dogs.
He had been sitting with her, it appeared, most companionably at home, till her usual hour of exercise; and on being desired to chuse their walk, immediately fixed on Highbury.
The old lady took her place companionably on the couch; she ridiculed her "lazy child's" plain dress, without an ornament of any sort on it, with her best grace; she affectionately put her arm round Mercy's waist, and rearranged with her own hand the disordered locks of Mercy's hair--but the instant Mercy herself looked at her, Lady Janet's eyes discovered something supremely interesting in the familiar objects that surrounded her on the library walls.
Brutus pushed his mighty muzzle companionably into her hand; and Cassius laid his friendly fore-paw on her lap.
Many linger, companionably gliding by swimmers and snorkelers.
But there he was this day sitting companionably at the head of the table reading the paper.
By showing us a scene that Alice only glimpses fleetingly, she catches something in the penumbra of Carroll's narrative: a friendship inflected with loneliness, a glimpse of longed-for companionship in a book in which almost nobody treats Alice companionably.
A chronicle of her journey to fluency in French, her husband's native tongue, sits companionably alongside a thoughtful inquiry into the history of language, giving Collins' experience universal resonance and intellectual weight.
We companionably gathered bodacious corn, giant peppers, kingly 'Honeycrisp' apples and red ripe tomatoes.
EJ's costar is companionably and appropriately rich-btch sister Elisa, who spends a fortune on the latest fashions, and parties all night-all the way up to brunch!
He paused companionably and we shared surprise at the power of the water tearing at the riverside 'flood defences' that the council raised along the banks after the Pont last flooded the village.