(1) The claim has stunned a community who knew him not as a pale spectre in Taliban videos but as the tall, affable young man who served coffee and deftly fended off jokes about Billy Elliot – he did ballet along with karate, fencing, paragliding and mountain biking.
(2) He is affable but hyperactive, or maybe he has consumed too much white powder.
(3) As a businessman I had an obligation.” He also contrasted his alleged affability with Clinton’s remark during the first Democratic debate that she viewed Republicans as “an enemy”.
(4) When he appeared on Desert Island Discs, for example, Kirsty Young expressed surprise that he was so affable and giving, wondering aloud why she might have thought otherwise.
(5) Musk has a reputation for being prickly but when I meet him at SpaceX , his headquarters west of Los Angeles, he is affable and chatty, cheerfully expounding on space exploration, climate change, Richard Branson and Hollywood.
(6) His decisiveness and affability were valuable assets, but much more than this, he was one of the few who sought both to understand and to explain what was happening.
(7) It turns up at quarter to ten, deposited by an affable chap in a uniform.
(8) Lucky Richard was assigned to Poke ’s most affable hosts, the restaurant critic Tracey MacLeod and her colleague, the rapper LL Cool J , who plied him with fudge and polystyrene all day, while I was understandably ignored by my master, a capable young comic newspaper columnist called Michael Andrew Gove.
(9) Talha Asmal, 17, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire , who reportedly detonated a vehicle fitted with explosives while fighting for the militant group in Iraq, was described as “a loving, kind, caring and affable teenager” by his devastated family.
(10) Speaking after the event, which was not open to journalists, the shareholder described Grade as "affable", but questioned whether he had delivered for investors.
(11) But in the meantime, they can continue to muddle along as they are: affable, a bit posh and fine with it.
(12) It's all the fault of that blasted weather, of course, but the affable Stan Wawrinka isn't happy, the Swiss taking aim at the tournament organisers for messing up his schedule, making him play a possible five matches in seven days and potentially wrecking his hopes of adding to the Australian Open he won in January.
(13) He was bright, intrepid, determined and full of character ... A very talented footballer and magnificent marine he had a lot to be proud of, yet I knew him to be an affable, generous, loyal and modest young man."
(14) Rwanda has a flourishing economy and well-oiled PR machine, and the affable Kagame uses that most democratic of media, Twitter .
(15) Some people have encountered an affable man with a beard and a hat.
(16) Boehner was referring to a Wall Street Journal report quoting an unnamed "senior administration official" as saying: “We are winning…It doesn’t really matter to us” how long the shutdown lasts “because what matters is the end result.” Boehner says he's known for his affable demeanor and fair-mindedness.
(17) By contrast it was the outwardly affable Harold Macmillan who pulled off a gruesome "night of the long knives", ditching a third of his cabinet overnight in an exercise named after Hitler's rather bloodier dispatching of his own lieutenants in the SA.
(18) Its affable 79-year-old owner, Salome Gutiérrez, has extended Del Bravo to include a Tejas y su Musica (The Texas Music Museum) honouring Lydia and other local artists.
(19) If Obama can get his proposals through Congress, the affable economist will have a lasting memorial in the Volcker Rule.
(20) He described O'Brien as a "very affable, warm and hospitable" man who was always unafraid to speak his mind.
(adv.) By genius or nature; naturally.
(adv.) Gayly; cheerfully.
(1) What's more, his genial stiffness and shy self-awareness give him a kind of awkward dignity compared to the preening smugness of Cruz.
(2) Statues portray him riding a horse in triumph or genially waving to the tour groups waiting to see his museum.
(3) (A little later, I watch director Foley ask a genially menacing professor Capaldi to lift, and lift, and lift, the needle from a record in, I think it was, 12 different ways, to get it just so; I think "stickler" is fair.)
(4) He has generally been appreciated by journalists for his accessibility and geniality – and, as Guardian readers and Thought for the Day listeners to Radio 4's Today programme know, his ability to present a coherent and challenging message cogently and to deadlines.
(5) Sentencing him at Preston crown court, Anthony Russell QC said Hall was known to the public for his genial personality but had a darker side.
(6) Review of all available information indicates that conservative management is the treatment of choice for fractures of genial tubercles.
(7) It’s called the Green party, so let’s not sink together, let’s sail together!” Johnson, the genial former Republican governor of a Democratic state, New Mexico, was popular in office, lowering state taxes, expanding jobs and attracting more businesses.
(8) Thomson swiftly raised the stakes with more investment and commercial drive; but David welcomed the arrival of this genial newcomer with pebble glasses who was prepared to give his editors independence: and he was furious when the paper published a critical profile of Thomson while he was on holiday.
(9) The nearest he had got to show business was appearing, with the encouragement of his genial Uncle Lew, at the Rex Cinema, Haslemere , Surrey, for a Sunday afternoon talent concert.
(10) Wasn’t it unbecoming of the man dubbed the new Terrence Malick to direct scenes with genial tokers discussing pioneering methods of joint construction , or hookah-puffing sex-pest wizards ?
(11) Herpes simplex virus was isolated from 30 of 57 patients clinically diagnosed as suffering from a herpetic or herpetic-like genial infection for a virological incidence rate of 0.31%.
(12) "This game is being played like a school ground game of First-to-Ten-Goals-Wins, and Big Phil is looking on like the genial master thinking 'boys will be boys'," writes Justin Kavanagh.
(13) But despite sharp intelligence, willingness to put in 18-hour work days, and a genial, low-key manner, Wolfowitz has never before held a leadership position.
(14) With a huge open fireplace in the middle of the dining room, this is a where to come for "carne alla griglia" – huge T-Bone steaks, veal and lamb chops, spit-roasted rabbit, chicken and pork – expertly prepared by the genial owner, Derio Vezzier.
(15) A case of spontaneous fracture of hypertrophied genial tubercles is reported.
(16) Standing next to a freshly planted bed of onions, potatoes, garlic and collard greens, Covington is a genial soul with gentleness built into a giant physical frame that could play American football.
(17) During one of the shorthand breaks, I’m tapping out an email on my phone when I hear a voice say: “Where are you from?” He’s polite, genial, complimentary about the Guardian’s coverage, charming in a brittle sort of way, and it’s probably unfair that I feel a bit as if he’s asked which school I went to.
(18) Over lunch at Liverpool's Adelphi Hotel, Mac played the genial host with a dash of the elder statesman.
(19) A film and pop music buff, D'Ancona is witty, genial and fogeyish.
(20) For Donald Trump it will be a weekend of relaxation in familiar surroundings, a round of golf with the Japanese prime minister on his beloved south Florida course and an opportunity to play the genial host at the exclusive members-only Palm Beach club that Trump has dubbed the “winter White House”.