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 ?
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.
Brutus pushed his mighty muzzle companionably into her hand; and Cassius laid his friendly fore-paw on her lap.
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.
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.
Gilman re-enters, he pats my shoulder companionably.
At times, no verbal interaction is involved as children simply draw companionably side by side.
Dorn also sits companionably alongside Thoreau within the nonconformist tradition of the United States that had its start in England and then migrated to New England.
They're now so relaxed around people some took fish straight from our hands even waddling up to stand beside us companionably after the last morsel had gone.
As the film begins he's chatting companionably with 'Houston', telling stories and cracking wise -- "I have a bad feeling about this mission" is one of his running jokes -- while Sandra's just trying to keep her lunch down.
Round a corner another group of women are sitting companionably on the ground chopping vegetables into a washing-up bowl.
I stood next to him companionably as the obscenities rained down, their thunder rolling across the Mississippi all the way to Jackson Island.
Among them is Nature Morte, 2008, which shows two Arabic men working companionably, one of them making a bomb.