Sometimes this throat uttered Yes, sometimes it uttered No; sometimes it made inquiries about a time worn denizen of the place. Once it surprised her notions by remarking upon the friendliness and geniality written in the faces of the hills around. "” Thomas Hardy, Return of the Native, Chapter 3.
Further he had an engaging geniality of manner and much tact in dealing with men.
The sacrifice was a feast of social communion between the deity and his worshippers, Geniality and knit both deity and clan-members together in the bonds of a close fellowship. This genial aspect of Hebrew worship is nowhere depicted more graphically than in the old narrative (a J section = B udde's G) 1 Sam.
But he could persevere in an astute policy under the cover of an easy geniality and had no scruples.
The kingdom of Sardinia was administered upon similar principles, but with less of geniality.
See Driver ad loc. The chief and most salient characteristic of the worship of the high places was geniality.