Courtesy


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Courtesy

Boy Scouts
youth organization, ever ready to perform good deeds. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 59]
Castiglione, Baldassare
(1478–1529) author of The Courtier, Renaissance bible of etiquette. [Ital. Lit.: Plumb, 316–319]
Dickon
one of “nature’s gentlemen.” [Children’s Lit.: The Secret Garden]
Post, Emily
(1873–1960) etiquette book author; preaches “consideration for others.” [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 277]
Shem and Japheth
cover father’s nakedness without looking at him. [O.T.: Genesis 9:23–27]
References in classic literature ?
Yet, brother, take my advice, and file your tongue to a little more courtesy than your habits of predominating over infidel captives and Eastern bondsmen have accustomed you.
I will not rise, senor," answered the afflicted damsel, "unless of your courtesy the boon I ask is first granted me.
Gentlemen," said the man, who was young and pale, bowing with ease and courtesy, "pardon my curiosity, but I see you come from Paris, or at least that you are strangers at Boulogne.
At length the decrepit stranger, turning his vacant looks from face to face, made a feeble attempt to rise, while a faint smile crossed his wasted face, like an habitual effort at courtesy, as he said, in a hollow, tremulous voice:
Open talk shall call to thee Strength, whose mate is Courtesy.
The point of distinction in all this class of names, as courtesy, chivalry, fashion, and the like, is that the flower and fruit, not the grain of the tree, are contemplated.
He had sat down just opposite to Nastasia, whose fingers he now took, and raised to his lips with great elegance, and much courtesy.
Five minutes later he returned and bowing with particular courtesy ushered Prince Andrew before him along a corridor to the cabinet where the Minister of War was at work.
A good rule that, and only relaxed by courtesy in favour of the retinue of visiting royalty from a friendly foreign power.
Aunt Jamesina, carried away by his unfailing and deferential courtesy, and the pleading tones of his delightful voice, declared he was the nicest young man she ever knew, and that Anne was a very fortunate girl.
Jimmie had an idea it wasn't common courtesy for a friend to come to one's home and ruin one's sister.
Then I thank you for the gracious favor," said the Queen, with a graceful courtesy.