(1) Somewhere in all this, there is the no less vivid memory of a large, convivial man in a dark collarless suit, with gold on his hands and wrists, addressing a meeting in London a year or so before Angola's only elections.(2) There's an exceptionally warm, relaxed and convivial atmosphere here, with comfy sofas on rugged quarry tiles and a log-burning stove.(3) Well, I got drunk during the opening, and I was feeling very convivial and happy with the people who were there and the work itself.(4) The chef/owner is grilling an order of tequila-lime chicken skewers when our convivial waitress arrives.(5) The clientele is a broader mix than your typical midtown crowd, creating an atmosphere that's more convivial than intimidating.(6) But she travels, writes, cooks and cultivates her friendships over long, convivial lunches at her beloved kitchen table.(7) Following the meeting, there was a convivial lunch with local hosts and the announcement of prizes won.(8) The audience thrilled to everything they watched and a festive, convivial atmosphere marked the whole occasion.(9) On the whole our writing sessions are convivial .(10) I'm convivial , funny, and virtually fluent in my host nation's language (whatever that happens to be).(11) I would describe the event as a convivial talk with a rather short period for questions.(12) Traditionally set tables are far enough apart to be intimate but close enough to augment the convivial atmosphere.(13) It's a convivial scene where people actually talk to each other; it is definitely not for those who prefer to stand and pose and give off icy attitude.(14) But, in truth, she was pretty convivial , until she decided that she didn't particularly like you, and then slapped you on the back of the head.(15) Now, in his dotage, aged 40, he has gone to that convivial players' retirement home - the BBC.(16) The after dinner events included music, dance and convivial conversations, which were thoroughly enjoyed by all present for this special occasion.