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Do we say social or sociable

social 13036 occurrences

Taquisara was a man almost incapable of anything like social timidity, in whatever position he might be placed, and he was in reality delighted at thus being thrust upon Donna Veronica, from whom he felt sure that he should learn something about the projected marriage.

Though Bianca and Veronica had been children, together, and there was little difference of age between them, Bianca felt that, as the married woman, she was responsible for the observance of social custom.

But it was certainly within the bounds of social tradition and custom that she should ask such of her friends as she chose, to stay with her under her own roof.

Don Teodoro was far too earnest a believer and a churchman at heart to allow what he should consider a great sin to be committed without any attempt to hinder it, and with the Sicilian the point of honour was concerned, as well as a deeply rooted adherence to social tradition and to the forms and ceremonies of religion in which he had been brought up.

Mrs. Heeny had had such "cases" before: she knew the rich helpless family, stranded in lonely splendour in a sumptuous West Side hotel, with a father compelled to seek a semblance of social life at the hotel bar, and a mother deprived of even this contact with her kind, and reduced to illness by boredom and inactivity.

At Apex, however, she had belonged to a social club, and, until they moved to the Mealey House, had been kept busy by the incessant struggle with domestic cares; whereas New York seemed to offer no field for any form of lady-like activity.

It was Mrs. Heeny who peopled the solitude of the long ghostly days with lively anecdotes of the Van Degens, the Driscolls, the Chauncey Ellings and the other social potentates whose least doings Mrs. Spragg and Undine had followed from afar in the Apex papers, and who had come to seem so much more remote since only the width of the Central Park divided mother and daughter from their Olympian portals.

They had lived in New York for two years without any social benefit to their daughter; and it was of course for that purpose that they had come.

After the move was made it seemed for a time as though he had been right, and the first social steps would be as difficult to make in a hotel as in one's own house; and Mrs. Spragg was therefore eager to have him know that Undine really owed her first invitation to a meeting under the roof of the Stentorian.

It gave Undine rather a poor opinion of Mrs. Fairford's social standing, and for a moment she thought with considerable satisfaction of answering the note on her pigeon-blood paper.

The taste had outlasted childhood, and she still practised the same secret pantomime, gliding in, settling her skirts, swaying her fan, moving her lips in soundless talk and laughter; but lately she had shrunk from everything that reminded her of her baffled social yearnings.

Since then Mabel had returned to New York and married a stock-broker; and Undine's first steps in social enlightenment dated from the day when she had met Mrs. Harry Lipscomb, and been again taken under her wing.

Unsuspected social gradations were thus revealed to the attentive Undine, but she was beginning to think that her sad proficiency had been acquired in vain when her hopes were revived by the appearance of Mr. Popple and his friend at the Stentorian dance.

These decorated worthies are some of the twelve brethren of Leicester's Hospital,a community which subsists to-day under the identical modes that were established for it in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and of course retains many features of a social life that has vanished almost everywhere else.

The kitchen is the social hall of the twelve brethren.

There shall we find the courageous, brave souls who "scorn delights and live laborious days,"men who estimate their fellows at their worth, and not according to their social position.

This was somewhat damping; but the hold of the paid social agitator is very great in these country places, and it is scarcely credible what extraordinary stories are circulated on the eve of an election to influence the voters.

Then, as we passed onwards, "On the stream's bank, and everywhere, appeared Fair dwellings, single or in social knots; Some scattered o'er the level, others perch'd On the hill-sidesa cheerful, quiet scene.

And even where things are not so bad as in the case of which we have been thinking, it remains the social curse of this age, that people with a few hundreds a year determinedly act in various respects as if they had as many thousands.

And who shall reckon up the brains which this social calamity has driven into disease, or the early paralytic shocks which it has brought on?

He was the connecting link between the generation which lived in ease, and even a kind of state, upon its own resources, and the new brood, which must live mainly by its wits or industry, and make itself rich, or shabbily subside into that lower stratum known to social geologists by a deposit of Kidderminster carpets and the peculiar aspect of the fossils constituting the family furniture and wardrobe.

By the time he was thirty, he would have knocked the social pawns out of his way, and be ready to challenge a wife from the row of great pieces in the background.

aa: partes equates,)ride back again, if you don't happen to get stuck in a drift,no home, no peace, no continuous meals, no unbroken sleep, no Sunday, no holiday, no social intercourse, but one eternal jog, jog, jog, in a sulky, until you feel like the mummy of an Indian who had been buried in the sitting posture, and was dug up a hundred years afterwards!

In this country, where the tendency of things is to the limited, but equal development of each individual in social and political life, and hence to the production of a uniform mediocrity of character and of action, these biographies are of special value, as exhibiting men developed under circumstances widely contrasted with our own, and who may serve as standards by which to measure some of our own deficiencies or advantages.

If she was to be successful in learning much about the Hoffsabout young Mr. Hoffshe felt that it was necessary to make them social acquaintances.

She had relied on the fact that the men in the navy meet so many girls at social functions that it is impossible for any of them to remember all they had met.

"Of course I can disguise myself too," she said enthusiastically, a new zest in her work asserting itself, now that she knew her principal co-operator was probably in the same social stratum as herself.

" VI Continuing these scattered observations upon Michelangelo's character and habits, we may collect what Vasari records about his social intercourse with brother-artists.

Its importance for the social evolution of the nation has been discussed in a separate chapter.

I specially refer to the ever-growing encroachments of a social-democratic, anti-patriotic feeling, and, hand-in-hand with this, the flocking of the population into the large towns, which is unfavourable to physical development.

It is in the direct interests of the State to raise the physical health of the town population by all imaginable means, not only in order to enable more soldiers to be enlisted, but to bring the beneficial effect of military training more extensively to bear on the town population, and so to help to make our social conditions more healthy.

Such undertakings ought to be vigorously carried out in every large town, and supported by the State, from purely physical as well as social considerations.

We must not therefore be content to educate up for the army a physically healthy set of young men by elevating the social conditions and the whole method of life of our people, but we must also endeavour to promote their spiritual development in every way.

It sends children out into the world with undeveloped reasoning faculties, and equipped with the barest elements of knowledge, and thus makes them not only void of self-reliance, but easy victims of all the corrupting influences of social life.

If the Government wishes to win a proper influence over the people, not in order to secure a narrow-spirited support of its momentary policy, but to further its great political, social, and moral duties, it must control a strong and national Press, through which it must present its views and aims vigorously and openly.

If there was no party from the neighborhood, as was often the case, they read and talked, principally on subjects connected with the improvement of the condition and comfort of social life.

A reticent, reserved man by temperament and habit, and with both temperament and habit confirmed by his long exile on the cattle ranges, he had grown rather less than more talkative after his latest plunge into public life; and even Miss Van Brock confessed that she found him impossible on the social side.

The ideal method of insuring freedom from malaria should be to obtain a permanent immunity, that is, to be able to modify the composition of the infected soil in such a way as to make it sterile as regards malaria, without taking from it the power of furnishing products useful for the social economy.

The moment that it is known that this cultivation has frequently been advantageous, there comes forward a crowd of social reasons which induce us to attempt it, even though we be persuaded that we are about to engage in a game of chance.

For Whiggery, rightly understood, is not a political creed but a social caste.

In truth, it is not fanciful to say that whatever was best in the eighteenth centuryits robust common sense, its racy humour, its thorough and unaffected learning, its ceremonious courtesy for great occasions, its jolly self-abandonment in social intercourseis exhibited in the demeanour and conversation of Sir William Harcourt.

His kindness to social and literary beginners is one of his most engaging traits.

Barring the shyness, from which Mr. Balfour is conspicuously free, there is something of Lord Salisbury's social manner about his accomplished nephew.

There is what an Irish Member, in a moment of inspiration, called a "toploftiness" about his social demeanour which is not a little irritating.

His social agreeableness has, indeed, been marred by the fatuous idolatry of a fashionable clique, stimulating the self-consciousness which was his natural foible; but when he can for a moment forget himself he still is excellent company, for he is genuinely amiable and thoroughly well informed.

He is courteous, genial, perfectly free from affectation, and enters into the discussion of social banalities as eagerly and as brightly as if he had never converted the Three per Cents, or established the ratio between dead millionaires and new ironclads.

As a contributor to enjoyment, as a promoter of fun, as an unmasker of political and social humbug, he is unsurpassed.

When, at intervals all too long, he quits his retirement at Cannes or Cambridge, and flits mysteriously across the social scene, his appearance is hailed with devout rejoicing by every one who appreciates manifold learning, a courtly manner, and a delicately sarcastic vein of humour.

Before that time his delightful Obiter Dicta had secured for him a wide circle of friends who had never seen his face, and by these admirers his first appearance on the social scene was awaited with lively interest.

I believe that this complimentary proverb originally referred to the learning of the English clergy, but it would apply with equal truth to their social agreeableness.

When I was writing about the Art of Conversation and the men who excelled in it, I was surprised to find how many of the best sayings that recurred spontaneously to my memory had a clerical origin; and it struck me that a not uninteresting chapter might be written about the social agreeableness of clergymen.

In a certain sense, no doubt, these splendid products of established religion conduced to social agreeableness.

A clergyman to whom the Queen signed herself "Ever yours affectionately" must certainly be regarded as the social head of his profession, and every circumstance of Stanley's nature and antecedents exactly fitted him for the part.

In this essay the moral temper of her mind appears, and her strong inclination to subordinate the individual to the social requirements of life.

Her earnest faith in altruism, realism, tradition, natural retribution and the social value of morality, is as distinct here as in her novels or poems.

"This is what I call debasing the moral currency," she says; "lowering the value of every inspiring fact and tradition so that it will command less and less of the spiritual products, the generous motives which sustain the charm and elevation of our social existencethe something besides bread by which man saves his soul alive."

Throughout these essays it is the social side of morality which is praised and commended.

In another essay, that entitled "Only Temper," the social side of morality is again presented.

On its side of adventure and social impulse and craving for a wider life, as a single instance of his power, he was a true interpreter of the age of Elizabeth.

She says in the essay just quoted, speaking of Diekens's portraitures of town populations, that "if he could give us their psychological charactertheir conception of life and their emotionswith the same truth as their idiom and manners, his books would be the greatest contribution art has ever made to the awakening of social sympathies.

Instead of regarding man as sub specie eternitatis, she regarded him as an animal who has through feeling and social development come to know that he cannot exist beyond the present.

He studies man as affected by all the circumstances of his existence, and as wrought upon by the great social forces which have made him what he is.

The analytic method as applied by George Eliot regards man as a social being, studies him as a member of society.

They deal with him as affected by heredity, education, and social characteristics.

Education or social environment, however adverse, will not long hinder the poet from his work.

Not one of them has been fettered by narrow theories or cramped by old social doctrines.

Certain ideas about law, progress and social regeneration have affected them through and through.

Her conception of love is finer and truer than George Eliot's, because she gave it an ideal as well as an altruistic meaning; because she thought it has an eternal as well as a social significance.

Yet it is human, it is a social force, it is to be made altruistic.

It was desirable, however, that the relations of life to the past should be brought out more distinctly by a literary development of their relations to the present, and that the influence of social heredity should be seen as affecting life on all sides.

He is a being of sentiment, a creature of impulse, his social life is one of the affections.

Her tendencies were all on the side of progress, good order and social growth.

Her conception of the organic social life of the race is one of great value.

It led her to believe in the possibility of a social organization in the future based on science, and better capable of meeting all the wants of mankind than the more personal and competitive methods have done.

The larger social life will come, however, as individuals are moved to lead the way, and not alone as the result of a general evolutionary process.

On its mental side, her social theory is to be regarded with grave suspicions, for it brings all minds to the same level.

Deronda is a noble character, but he in no sense represents the largest things of which a social leader is capable.

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It protects the sanctity of an oath before God, provides among many other things for written evidence in legal matters, and is wonderfully comprehensive and rich in rules for the conduct of commercial, civic, financial, social, economic, and domestic affairs.

sociable 304 occurrences

Nothing could have suited me better, at the time; for I had been holding a position of public servitude, which imposed upon me (among a great many lighter duties) the ponderous necessity of being universally civil and sociable.

Sweetwater had attempted the sociable but had been met by a decided rebuff.

More and more good-natured grew Samuel's face, until a sociable rabbit, peeping at him from behind a bush, decided to run a race with the old gentleman, and hopped fearlessly out into the open.

Anyhow, the fact remains that sociable, kindly, gemüthlich and so forth as the Germans are, there is a lack of delicate touch and perception about them, of gentle manners, and a certain insensitiveness to the opinion of those with whom they have to deal.

The kindly, studious, sociable, rather naïvely innocent German mass-people dragged by the scruff of the neck into the arena of militarism and world-politics, may for a time have had their heads turned by the exalted position in which they found themselves; but it is not likely that they will continue for long to enjoy the situation.

If fighting is an ingrained instinct, the sociable or friendly instinct is equally ingrained.

In fact I think the Italian people are very sociable.

The noise of Piccadilly reached his ears as a faint roar, not entirely unpleasant, but sociable and full of life.

Every one felt for him, because he was a kind, sociable man, as well as industrious; the only fault he had was being a Protestant.

Salo was the only sociable one left, and sometimes he would come and sit down beside us; but if we questioned him about their apparent feud, he remained silent.

The acquaintance between the Effinghams and Mr. Jarvis had arisen from the fact of their having been near, and, in a certain sense, sociable neighbours in the country.

Couth, couthy, sociable, affable.

" During the time of the prosperity of the town, the winters were very sociable and lively; but when the inhabitants began to leave for more favorable opportunities for getting a livelihood, the change was felt very seriously, especially in the case of an exceptionally stormy winter.

He smiles very readily, and is chatty and sociable at once.

He was very sociable, and I told him he had twenty years ago a great many readers in America.

Monsieur was, however, more sociable than before, and shrieked out to me in French as though I were deaf.

must you goyou're not half as sociable as you used to be when you brought the milk every morning to the back dooryou sure could talk then, and tell some of the weirdest things.

"I went and sat among 'em all at my old 33 years desk yester morning; and deuce take me if I had not yearnings at leaving all my old pen-and-ink fellows, merry sociable lads, at leaving them in the Lurch, fag, fag, fag.

Lucy, do you think you could encourage him a little, now and thenbe sociable with himnot enough to hurt, of course?

Against the base of the dry stub they built their fire,a wee, sociable little fire such as an Indian always builds, which is far better than a big one, for it draws you near and welcomes you cheerily, instead of driving you away by its smoke and great heat.

A few days afterwards our sociable circle at the hotel was much reduced, and among others the Clipper family departed.

To associate only with the sociable, the witty, the wise, the brilliant, is a blundergo among the plain, the stupid, the uneducated, and exercise your own wit and wisdom.

Mr. Belloo an' me 'ave smoked a good many sociable pipes together, an' when men smoke together, Miss Anthea, they likewise talk together.

The congregation at Christ Church won't mix itself up; is fond of "distance"; says, in a genteely pious tone, "keep off"; can't be approached beyond a certain point; isn't sociable; won't stand any hand-shaking except is its own peculiar circles.

In one word, he was a great scholar, a pleasant wit, a candid critic, a sociable companion, a stedfast friend, a great philosopher, a temperate oeconomist, and a pious christian."

In the cars, I had formed the acquaintance of a sociable party of ladies and gentlemen, who pointed out places to me, and instructed me concerning the manners and social habits of the people.

It is gentleness, a sociable disposition, a tolerant temper, a disposition to mutual affections.

[Fr.], sociable, vis-a-vis, dormeuse

[Fr.], dish of tea, ridotto^, rout^; housewarming; ball, festival &c; smoker, smoker-party; sociable

V. be sociable &c adj.; know; be acquainted &c adj.; associate with, sort with, keep company with, walk hand in hand with; eat off the same trencher, club together, consort, bear one company, join; make acquaintance with &c (friendship) 888; make advances, fraternize, embrace.

Adj. sociable, companionable, clubbable, conversable^, cosy, cosey^, chatty, conversational; homiletical. convivial; festive, festal; jovial, jolly, hospitable.

A MELANCHOLY MAN Is a strayer from the drove: one that Nature made a sociable, because she made him man, and a crazed disposition hath altered.

Ordinary people are sociable and complaisant just from the very opposite feeling;to bear others' company is easier for them than to bear their own.

I have said that people are rendered sociable by their ability to endure solitude, that is to say, their own society.

It is easy to see why people are so bored; and also why they are sociable, why they like to go about in crowdswhy mankind is so gregarious.

It is really a very risky, nay, a fatal thing, to be sociable; because it means contact with natures, the great majority of which are bad morally, and dull or perverse, intellectually.

Even Voltaire, that sociable Frenchman, was obliged to admit that there are everywhere crowds of people not worth talking to: la terre est couverte de gens qui ne méritent pas qu'on leur parle.

It is only people of very barren and vulgar nature who will be just as sociable in their old age as they were in their youth.

First of all, it shows why it is that common, ordinary people are so sociable and find good company wherever they go.

Now I prethee let me leape out of my skin for joy: why thou wilt not now revive the sociable mirth of thy sweet disposition?

It is a frequent solemnity still used with us, when friends meet, to go to the alehouse or tavern, they are not sociable otherwise: and if they visit one another's houses, they must both eat and drink.

From the ignorance of our cursory acquaintance we had judged the French a sociable nation.

Is the King sociable, And bids thee live?

In his ordinary existence he was sociable and lived on a footing of equality with his subjects.

' 'Mrs. Steadman's plain and homely enough,' replied the housekeeper, 'and I know she'd like to be more sociable, and drop into my room for a cup of tea now and then; but Steadman do so keep her under his thumb: and because he's a misanthrope she's obliged to sit and mope alone.'

But I have a notion," she said, after gazing a few moments in a reflective way at the corner of the house, "that it would be well now to be a little more sociable again.

We find London very sociable and pleasant ... people all looking glad to meet, and fresh and pleasant from their country life, quite different from what they will be in July.... Lady Russell, as well as her husband, was always anxious to encourage perfect freedom and independence of thought in her children.

Though of an amiable and sociable disposition he lived a solitary life, while not indisposed to kindly talk with his humbler neighbours.

The boys disliked me because I was not sociable, but after a time they grew tired of bullying me and left me alone.

At the basis of every other character which can be assumed by man lie the conceiver and the teller of stories; story-telling is the primá facie quality of an intelligent and sociable being leading a life full of events in a universe full of phenomena.

"I thought it might have been a little more sociable to be together.

And without staying for an answer, told me, "That he was afraid of being insulted with Latin and Greek at his own table; for which reason he desired a particular friend of his at the University to find him out a clergyman rather of plain sense than much learning; of a good aspect, a clear voice, a sociable temper, and, if possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon.

"You were a faithful wife to me," he says, "and an obedient one: you were kind and gracious, sociable and friendly: you were assiduous at your spinning (lanificia): you followed the religious rites of your family and your state, and admitted no foreign cults or degraded magic (superstitio): you did not dress conspicuously, nor seek to make a display in your household arrangements.

The best way to realise this out-of-door life, lazy and sociable, of the Augustan age, is to read the first book of Ovid's Ars Amatoria,a fascinating picture of a beautiful city and its pleasure-loving inhabitants.

This is the way in which such a sociable and agreeable man as Cicero was loved to spend his mornings when not deep in the composition of some speech or book,and at Rome it was indeed hardly possible for him to find the time for steady literary work.

They were all at first very shy, but after they found our friendly disposition towards them, they became more sociable and confiding.

General society is, however, more sober and sociable, many families opening their houses one day in the week to all their friends.

Faith, Love and Hope once felt, in a quiet sociable hour, a plastic impulse in their nature; they worked together and created a lovely image, a Pandora in the higher sense, Patience.

Negroes (in Guinea) generally a humane, sociable people, 2. Simplicity of their way of living, 5. Agreeable in conversation, 16.

Impulsive and inconstant, sociable and amorous, voluble, dilatory, and negligent, but robust, amiable, obedient and contented, they have been the world's premium slaves.

A negro burial was as sociable as an Irish wake.

I'd only ask in return that we three be a little more sociable hereafter.

I was about to say, that there are times, When the most frank and sociable man May surfeit on most loved society, Preferring loneness rather MRS.

Near the river a little way above the house, stood not only the church but a court-house and a brewing-house, all in sociable and suggestive proximity.

But he ain't sociable with every one, an' he don't like bein' handled rough.

He's a sociable body.

The engaged couple were taken entirely by surprise, for they had supposed the party to be only one of many sociable evenings which the crowd were in the habit of having.

This family should be very proud of itself, but it does not show any false pride or exclusiveness; its different members are as sociable and friendly as possible, building their nests in bushes not far from the ground, and taking every occasion to chat confidentially with House People.

When your Cousin Olive and I lived one summer here and there, from Colorado westward, it was this bird that made us feel at home by its sweet sociable music.

"The Sage Thrasher, though gentle and sociable in its wild state, does not thrive in cages as well as the true Mocker.

"Everybody has a bowing acquaintance with the House Wren," he said, "for they are seen everywhere through the United States, those that are citizens of the West being a trifle paler in color and more sharply barred than their easterly brothers, but all having the same habits; even the Rock Wren is as jolly and sociable as his house-loving cousins.

"And the exception among the shy Warblers of these woods is that sociable little black-and-white fellow over there, who is creeping and swinging about the branches as if he was own brother to the Brown Creeper himself.

"In early autumn the Joree family grow sociable enough to come into the garden, but they seldom linger late; vigorous as they are, they hurry southward before any hard frosts come.

"The Redwings are sociable birds, nesting in small colonies, and when once settled they never seem to stray far from home.

"The prince should try more than ever to appear open, winning, accessible, and sociable," wrote Fenelon; "he must undeceive the public about the scruples imputed to him; keep his strictness to himself, and not set the court apprehending a severe reform of which society is not capable, and which would have to be introduced imperceptibly, even if it were possible.

It was at one of their sociable Sunday teas that many pleasant memories of the great historian were revived.

I found my Modesty greatly relieved by the communicative Temper of this Nation, who are so very sociable, as to think they are never better Company, than when they are all opening at the same time.

In these Cases we ought to consider, that it is not Custom, but Duty, which is the Rule of Action; and that we should be only so far sociable, as we are reasonable Creatures.

There were two sermons, and in the intermission, a church sociable, in fact if not in name.

They are sociable by nature and as such never forget the public whom they address.

But when the sewing-lesson is ended and she notices one and another bring to light a little dollie-daughter to hug in her arms as she walks homeward, and sees the sociable interest of all the rest, she feels no further doubt about the mother-love in all these little Southern bosoms and resigns all care as to which one shall be hers, leaving the whole question to Mrs. Santa Claus.

He was sociable only to particular friends, and to them only at particular hours.

" The skipper, who was feeling more sociable after a couple of glasses of beer, complied, and accompanied the couple to the tiny forecastle.

Mamma called, after a while; and Mrs. Hobart said she hoped she would come often, and let the girls run in and be sociable!

She refused; said her church was to have an ice-cream sociable and she had "to fry de fish."

Barthrop was not very sociable or talkative, and he was occupied, I think, in some sort of historical researchI believe he has since made his name as a judicious and interesting historian; but I knew little of what he was doing, and indeed was hardly intimate with him, though always at ease in his company.

He was extremely sociable and appreciative, and I used to find his company a relief from the strain which at times made itself felt.

I remember Pollard and Vincent being packed off to Switzerland together to climb mountains, with stern injunctions to be sociable.

"This is no time to throw off, or refuse to be sociable.

In 1778 she was described as "a sociable, pretty kind of woman," and she seems to have been but little more.

Shortly afterward, Coronado and Thurstane took their leave; the Mexican affable, sociable, smiling, smoking; the American civil, but taciturn and grave.

He mistook the responsive excitement produced by the ideas and visions of others for authentic inspiration, the vivacity of a sociable and conversational gift for the creative force of genius, and the immobility of obvious and established conventional judgments for an extraordinary soundness and incisiveness of fundamental analysis.

And as I told Josiah, "Trees are kinder sociable things anyway.

" "Sociable!"

"We don't need trees in order to be sociable.

And when a passel of wimmen are settin' down on one board they have to be more sociable and agreeable like, than if they wuz settin' round on different piles of lumber.

Cheerful and sociable when in health, they droop quickly when ill, and seem sometimes to die from sheer lack of the will to live.

It is especially adapted to sociable gatherings, where most of the guests are friends or acquaintances.

They were pleasant rooms, still unpapered, and the furniture chiefly of amber-coloured varnished deal; the drawing-room, chiefly with green furniture, with only a few brighter dashes here and there, and a sociable amount of comfortable litter already.

Aimable, bien fait, voilà de quoi vivre pour l'amour; sociable et spirituel, voilà pour l'entretien de la société.