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."He did not doubt there being very pleasant walks in every direction, but if left to him, he should always chuse the same.
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.
Even I, though, was surprised that, just in those councils elected this May, we now have significantly more (35) coalitions - often more companionably termed alliances or partnerships - than single-party minority administrations (30), which I think would have dominated in the past.
(She turns 60 in a few weeks, on July 17.) "Everything is energy," she tells me, sitting in a small book-lined room with a cat named Theo -- from Theophilos, her dad's name -- padding around companionably.
They had floated on their backs companionably side by side, beyond the breakers.
(12) Within the habitus of Edmonton, villagers perceive dogs as companions, not killers, a misreading of Dog's emotions that allows him to prey on multiple characters simply by brushing companionably against them.
Since that moment of breakthrough, market fundamentalism and human rights have companionably risen far and fast--to the detriment not simply of previously more autarkic welfarist development, especially in the global south, but also of certain ideological movements--socialism, for example--that have waned deplorably across the same time that human rights discourse has prospered.
The particularly elegant Querelle, a bulb on a cord draped companionably over a length of oak leaning away from the wall (there was an awful lot of bending and leaning here) borrows its title from Rainer Werner Fassbinder's controversial last film, famous for its unrepentant homoeroticism and embrace of incestuous desire.
Moments later we are sitting on the floor of his bedroom round back, silently and companionably drinking Mix-Coffee.