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  • 161 respect — [ri spekt′] vt. [< L respectus, pp. of respicere, to look at, look back on, respect < re , back + specere, to look at: see SPY] 1. a) to feel or show honor or esteem for; hold in high regard b) to consider or treat with deference or dutiful …

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  • 162 good — adj., n., & adv. adj. (better, best) 1 having the right or desired qualities; satisfactory, adequate. 2 a (of a person) efficient, competent (good at French; a good driver). b (of a thing) reliable, efficient (good brakes). c (of health etc.)… …

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  • 163 good manners — noun a courteous manner • Syn: ↑courtesy • Ant: ↑discourtesy (for: ↑courtesy) • Hypernyms: ↑manner, ↑personal manner …

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  • 164 courteousness — noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English curteisnesse, from curteis courteous + nesse ness : the quality or state of being courteous : gracious civility : politeness, courtesy …

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  • 165 -eous — suffix forming adjectives meaning of the nature of (erroneous; gaseous). * * * ēəs, yəs; or əs when the e influences the pronunciation of the preceding consonant as in “cretaceous” adjective suffix Etymology: Latin eus composed of, of the nature… …

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  • 166 cav´a|lier´ness — cav|a|lier «KAV uh LIHR», noun, adjective, verb.), –n. 1. a horseman, mounted soldier, or knight: »The cavaliers with sabers drawn charged their horses into the attacking army. 2. a) a courteous gentleman; gallant: »I saw the bud crowned Spring… …

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  • 167 Cav|a|lier — «KAV uh LIHR», noun, adjective, verb.), –n. 1. a horseman, mounted soldier, or knight: »The cavaliers with sabers drawn charged their horses into the attacking army. 2. a) a courteous gentleman; gallant: »I saw the bud crowned Spring go forth…to… …

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  • 168 cav|a|lier — «KAV uh LIHR», noun, adjective, verb.), –n. 1. a horseman, mounted soldier, or knight: »The cavaliers with sabers drawn charged their horses into the attacking army. 2. a) a courteous gentleman; gallant: »I saw the bud crowned Spring go forth…to… …

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  • 169 gra´cious|ness — gra|cious «GRAY shuhs», adjective, interjection. –adj. 1. pleasant and kindly; courteous: »She received her guests in a gracious manner that made them feel at ease. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under kind1. (Cf. ↑kind) 2. pleasant, kindly, and courteous… …

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  • 170 gra´cious|ly — gra|cious «GRAY shuhs», adjective, interjection. –adj. 1. pleasant and kindly; courteous: »She received her guests in a gracious manner that made them feel at ease. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under kind1. (Cf. ↑kind) 2. pleasant, kindly, and courteous… …

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  • 171 gra|cious — «GRAY shuhs», adjective, interjection. –adj. 1. pleasant and kindly; courteous: »She received her guests in a gracious manner that made them feel at ease. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under kind1. (Cf. ↑kind) 2. pleasant, kindly, and courteous to people… …

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  • 172 of service — {adj. phr.} Valuable as a source of aid; helpful; useful. * /When a visitor seems lost or confused, the courteous student will ask May I be of service? / * /A good jackknife is often of service to a camper./ …

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  • 173 think nothing of it — {v. phr.}, {informal} Used as a courteous phrase in replying to thanks. / Thank you very much for your help. Think nothing of it. / Compare: YOU RE WELCOME …

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  • 174 with good grace — {adv. phr.} With pleasant and courteous behavior; politely; willingly; without complaining. * /The boys had been well coached; they took the loss of the game with good grace./ * /The principal scolded Nora, who accepted his criticism with good… …

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  • 175 of service — {adj. phr.} Valuable as a source of aid; helpful; useful. * /When a visitor seems lost or confused, the courteous student will ask May I be of service? / * /A good jackknife is often of service to a camper./ …

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  • 176 think nothing of it — {v. phr.}, {informal} Used as a courteous phrase in replying to thanks. / Thank you very much for your help. Think nothing of it. / Compare: YOU RE WELCOME …

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  • 177 with good grace — {adv. phr.} With pleasant and courteous behavior; politely; willingly; without complaining. * /The boys had been well coached; they took the loss of the game with good grace./ * /The principal scolded Nora, who accepted his criticism with good… …

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  • 178 Acknowledgement — Acknowledgment Ac*knowl edg*ment, Acknowledgement Ac*knowl edge*ment ([a^]k*n[o^]l [e^]j*ment), n. 1. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession. An acknowledgment of fault. Froude. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of owning or… …

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  • 179 Acknowledgment — Ac*knowl edg*ment, Acknowledgement Ac*knowl edge*ment ([a^]k*n[o^]l [e^]j*ment), n. 1. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession. An acknowledgment of fault. Froude. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of owning or recognizing in a… …

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  • 180 Acknowledgment money — Acknowledgment Ac*knowl edg*ment, Acknowledgement Ac*knowl edge*ment ([a^]k*n[o^]l [e^]j*ment), n. 1. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession. An acknowledgment of fault. Froude. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of owning or… …

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