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  • 1 polite — [pə līt′] adj. [L politus, pp. of polire, to POLISH] 1. having or showing culture or good taste; polished; cultured; refined [polite society, polite letters] 2. having or showing good manners; esp., courteous, considerate, tactful, etc. SYN.… …

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  • 2 polite — adj. (politer, politest) 1 having good manners; courteous. 2 cultivated, cultured. 3 refined, elegant (polite letters). Derivatives: politely adv. politeness n. Etymology: L politus (as POLISH) …

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  • 3 letters — Synonyms and related words: French literature, IPA, ITA, Initial Teaching Alphabet, International Phonetic Alphabet, Renaissance literature, account, alphabet, alphabetics, ancient literature, annals, belles lettres, bibliolatry, bibliomania,… …

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  • 4 Samurai — For other uses, see Samurai (disambiguation). Samurai in armor, 1860s. Hand coloured photograph by Felice Beato …

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  • 5 Thomas M'Crie the Elder — For his eldest son, of the same name, see Thomas M Crie the Younger.Thomas M Crie (November, 1772 August 5, 1835) was a Scottish historian, writer, and preacher born in the town of Dunse, Berwickshire in November 1772. He was the eldest of a… …

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  • 6 literature — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. books, belles lettres, letters. See writing. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Artistic production in language] Syn. letters, lore, belles lettres, literary works, literary productions, writing, the humanities,… …

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  • 7 Mary Delany — Portrait of Mary Delany by John Opie, 1782. Mary Delany (nee Granville) (14 May 1700 – 15 April 1788) was an English Bluestocking, artist, and letter writer; equally famous for her paper mosaicks and her lively correspondence …

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  • 8 Arabic literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the Arabic language.       The tradition of Arabic literature stretches back some 16 centuries to unrecorded beginnings in the Arabian Peninsula. At certain points in the development of… …

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  • 9 Spanish literature — Introduction       the body of literary works produced in Spain. Such works fall into three major language divisions: Castilian, Catalan, and Galician. This article provides a brief historical account of each of these three literatures and… …

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  • 10 belles-lettres — n. pl. [Fr.] Polite literature, elegant literature, polite letters, elegant letters, the humanities …

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  • 11 Newton, Sir Isaac — born Jan. 4, 1643, Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, Eng. died March 31, 1727, London English physicist and mathematician. The son of a yeoman, he was raised by his grandmother. He was educated at Cambridge University (1661–65), where he discovered the… …

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  • 12 Robert Falcon Scott — Infobox person name = Robert Falcon Scott image size = 200px name = Robert Falcon Scott birth date = birth date|1868|6|6 death date = death date and age|1912|3|29|1868|6|6 birth place = Devon, England death place = Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica… …

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  • 13 Genius — For other uses, see Genius (disambiguation). Human intelligence Abilities and Traits Abstract thought Communication · …

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  • 14 Dutch Renaissance and Golden Age literature — is the literature written in the Dutch language in the Low Countries from around 1550 to around 1700. This period saw great political and religious changes as the Reformation spread across Northern and Western Europe and the Netherlands fought… …

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  • 15 Ge You — b. 1957, Beijing Film actor Ge You grew up in a movie studio where his father was an actor. A high school graduate, he worked briefly on a hog farm. Back in Beijing in 1979, he improvised a skit about pig farming for a job interview and joined a… …

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  • 16 Romance languages — Romance Geographic distribution: Originally Southern Europe and parts of Africa; now also Latin America, Canada, parts of Lebanon and much of Western Africa Linguistic classification: Indo European Italic …

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  • 17 T–V distinction — In sociolinguistics, a T–V distinction is a contrast, within one language, between second person pronouns that are specialized for varying levels of politeness, social distance, courtesy, familiarity, or insult toward the addressee. Contents 1… …

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  • 18 English literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles (including Ireland) from the 7th century to the present day. The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are… …

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  • 19 Customs and etiquette of Japan — Japan has a code of etiquette that governs the expectations of social behavior and is considered very important. Many books instruct readers on its minutiae.Some customs here may be very regional practices, and thus may not exist in all regions… …

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  • 20 Etiquette in Japan — The code of etiquette in Japan governs the expectations of social behavior in the country and is considered very important. Like many social cultures, etiquette varies greatly depending on your status with the person in question. Many books… …

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