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You should do what you can to maintain an amicable relationship with your neighbours. Times, Sunday Times (2016)After limits were imposed on how much married couples could borrow for home purchases there was a surge in apparently amicable divorces. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those talks continue, with both sides keen to reach an amicable agreement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Both claim an amicable split. The Sun (2016)Our relationship is very amicable despite what has happened. The Sun (2009)We would like the divorce to be amicable though. The Sun (2011)He urged the siblings to come to an amicable agreement before his judgment next week. The Sun (2015)They added the split is amicable and that a messy and expensive legal battle is unlikely. The Sun (2013)We have got to try and get on and reach an amicable settlement which suits all parties. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The marriage ended in an amicable divorce. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Their shared history means the split is amicable. The Sun (2011)The key to an amicable divorce is friendship. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It has also made it harder to reach an amicable financial settlement. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Or as amicable as divorces can be? Times, Sunday Times (2009)The split is amicable and it is thought no one else is involved. The Sun (2015)It is an amicable split and no third party is involved. The Sun (2012)Her spokesman said the split was amicable. The Sun (2014)Both parties are now close to reaching an amicable settlement and that can be the only sensible outcome. The Sun (2011)It is clearly an amicable agreement. The Sun (2008)He accepted that he did not follow procedures in dismissing him but that this was so as to reach an amicable settlement. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We are committed to an ongoing, amicable relationship of mutual care and support. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The two men had reached an amicable agreement that Buckles would not continue for another four or five years. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But lawyers yesterday said the exes had reached'an amicable agreement '. The Sun (2012)The situation you face is not uncommon and, if possible, you should try to reach an amicable agreement. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: amicable ADJECTIVE
When people have an amicable relationship, they are pleasant to each other and solve their problems without quarrelling.
The meeting ended on reasonably amicable terms.
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