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Word Example of - courtesy

    Example Sentences for courtesy

    Notwithstanding, he greeted the new comer with courtesy, at the same time making him a sign that he wished to remain unknown.

    But knowing this, it will not do to give way to ease, unchecked by courtesy.

    Mr. Vernon rose to open the door for her—Nell noticed the act of courtesy—then sank down again.

    If attentions are close to courtesy, shame will be kept far.

    Courtesy requires a dinner invitation to be answered at once, certainly within twelve hours, but better in less time.

    Guide them by mind, aline them by courtesy; they will learn shame and grow good.

    There was no need for courtesy, and the work he had come to do could be easier done without it.

    If we cannot sway a kingdom by courteous yielding, what is our courtesy worth?

    Could natural kindness or courtesy have been so utterly misunderstood?

    The Master liked to talk of poetry, history, and the upkeep of courtesy.

Word Origin & History of - courtesy

    Word Origin & History

    courtesy early 13c., from O.Fr. curtesie, from curteis "courteous," from curt "court" (see court). A specialized sense of curtesie is the source of English curtsy.