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  • 161 courtesy — [n1] good manners address, affability, amenities, amiability, attentiveness, ceremony, chivalry, civility, comity, complaisance, consideration, cordiality, courteousness, courtliness, cultivation, culture, deference, elegance, familiarity, favor …

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  • 162 gentility — [n] sophistication, cultivation aristocracy, blue blood*, civility, courtesy, courtliness, culture, decorum, elegance, elite, etiquette, flower*, formality, gentle birth*, gentlefolk, gentry, good breeding*, good family*, good manners*, high… …

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  • 163 manners maketh man — William of Wykeham (1324–1404), bishop of Winchester and chancellor of England, was the founder of Winchester College and New College, Oxford (see also quot. a 1661). c 1350 Douce MS 52 no. 77 Maner makys man. c 1450 in Archiv (1931) CLIX. 88… …

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  • 164 breed|ing — «BREE dihng», noun. 1. the producing of offspring. SYNONYM(S): procreation. 2. the producing of animals or new types of plants, especially to get improved kinds: »Breeding has produced types of wheat which can be grown in the far North.… …

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  • 165 vul|gar|i|an — «vuhl GAIR ee uhn», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a vulgar person. 2. a rich person who lacks good breeding, manners, or taste. –adj. 1. of or belonging to the common people. 2. lacking breeding; coarse; vulgar …

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  • 166 Comities — Comity Com i*ty, n.; pl. {Comities}. [L. comitas, fr. comis courteous, kind.] Mildness and suavity of manners; courtesy between equals; friendly civility; as, comity of manners; the comity of States. [1913 Webster] {Comity of nations}… …

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  • 167 Comity — Com i*ty, n.; pl. {Comities}. [L. comitas, fr. comis courteous, kind.] Mildness and suavity of manners; courtesy between equals; friendly civility; as, comity of manners; the comity of States. [1913 Webster] {Comity of nations} (International… …

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  • 168 Comity of nations — Comity Com i*ty, n.; pl. {Comities}. [L. comitas, fr. comis courteous, kind.] Mildness and suavity of manners; courtesy between equals; friendly civility; as, comity of manners; the comity of States. [1913 Webster] {Comity of nations}… …

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  • 169 Fellow — Fel low, n. [OE. felawe, felaghe, Icel. f[=e]lagi, fr. f[=e]lag companionship, prop., a laying together of property; f[=e] property + lag a laying, pl. l[ o]g law, akin to liggja to lie. See {Fee}, and {Law}, {Lie} to be low.] 1. A companion; a… …

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  • 170 Gentility — Gen*til i*ty, n. [L. gentilitas the relationship of those who belong to the same clan, also, heathenism: cf. F. gentilit[ e] heathenism. See {Gentile}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Good extraction; dignity of birth. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] He . . . mines… …

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  • 171 Gentleman — Gen tle*man, n.; pl. {Gentlemen}. [OE. gentilman nobleman; gentil noble + man man; cf. F. gentilhomme.] [1913 Webster] 1. A man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman. [1913 Webster] 2. One of gentle or refined… …

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  • 172 Gentleman commoner — Gentleman Gen tle*man, n.; pl. {Gentlemen}. [OE. gentilman nobleman; gentil noble + man man; cf. F. gentilhomme.] [1913 Webster] 1. A man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman. [1913 Webster] 2. One of gentle or… …

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  • 173 Gentleman usher — Gentleman Gen tle*man, n.; pl. {Gentlemen}. [OE. gentilman nobleman; gentil noble + man man; cf. F. gentilhomme.] [1913 Webster] 1. A man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman. [1913 Webster] 2. One of gentle or… …

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  • 174 Gentleman usher of the black rod — Gentleman Gen tle*man, n.; pl. {Gentlemen}. [OE. gentilman nobleman; gentil noble + man man; cf. F. gentilhomme.] [1913 Webster] 1. A man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman. [1913 Webster] 2. One of gentle or… …

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  • 175 Gentlemen — Gentleman Gen tle*man, n.; pl. {Gentlemen}. [OE. gentilman nobleman; gentil noble + man man; cf. F. gentilhomme.] [1913 Webster] 1. A man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman. [1913 Webster] 2. One of gentle or… …

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  • 176 gentlemen pensioners — Gentleman Gen tle*man, n.; pl. {Gentlemen}. [OE. gentilman nobleman; gentil noble + man man; cf. F. gentilhomme.] [1913 Webster] 1. A man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman. [1913 Webster] 2. One of gentle or… …

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  • 177 Gentlemen-at-arms — Gentleman Gen tle*man, n.; pl. {Gentlemen}. [OE. gentilman nobleman; gentil noble + man man; cf. F. gentilhomme.] [1913 Webster] 1. A man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman. [1913 Webster] 2. One of gentle or… …

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  • 178 Gentlewoman — Gen tle*wom an, n.; pl. {Gentlewomen}. [1913 Webster] 1. A woman of good family or of good breeding; a woman above the vulgar. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who attends a lady of high rank. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 179 Gentlewomen — Gentlewoman Gen tle*wom an, n.; pl. {Gentlewomen}. [1913 Webster] 1. A woman of good family or of good breeding; a woman above the vulgar. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who attends a lady of high rank. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 180 Gentry — Gen try, n. [OE. genterie, gentrie, noble birth, nobility, cf. gentrise, and OF. gentelise, genterise, E. gentilesse, also OE. genteleri high mindedness. See {Gent}, a., {Gentle}, a.] 1. Birth; condition; rank by birth. [Obs.] Pride of gentrie.… …

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