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Usage examples for genteel

  1. " Oh, sir, they are the same as ever; nice, genteel people they are, too. – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. " I wish you could have seen the way he drew down that red Irish mouth of his," said Hamish, with a guffaw, " looking so genteel and pious!" – The Story of Old Fort Loudon by Charles Egbert Craddock
  3. Momzelle Suzanne, the little Madame Carpentier seems to me a fine lady, ever so genteel; but the Irish woman! – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  4. Well, Anderson and I said that at least you ought to know it, and have the refusal; and your mother pricked up her ears and said that it was much more genteel than being a pilot; so I now put the question to you. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  5. Nothing so low has been in the family, I do assure you, since the time when chivalry was genteel." – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  6. Oh, this genteel way of putting the truth! – Catherine Booth A Sketch by Colonel Mildred Duff
  7. It is not the sort of home I should prefer, but it is better than genteel starvation. – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
  8. And now Lucy, who had been made welcome to all that the genteel house could afford, who had been taken in as a child, had spoken of her lot as one which was all sorrowful. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  9. Frank recalled the first day he had seen him, with his hat perched on the back of his head and his shabby, genteel exterior. – The Man Who Knew by Edgar Wallace
  10. She appeared to be an old lady of very genteel appearance, with her hair arranged in corkscrew curls; but of this he could not be quite certain. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  11. We genteel folk regarded them as a plague- spot in the midst of us. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  12. Against Goethe's wish the satire was published in the following year, and rapidly ran through four editions, but Wieland had a genteel revenge. – The Youth of Goethe by Peter Hume Brown
  13. I call that genteel company. – Faust by Goethe
  14. All these young gentlemen and ladies are continually talking about genteel life and manners, and yet they are frequently doing things which surprise me. – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day
  15. As I could not well undertake this journey, I sent Oedidee along with Towha's servants, with a present suitable to that which I had in so genteel a manner received from him. – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook
  16. It had once been genteel and comfortable; but was now going to decay. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  17. Split waked with a humiliating start from her lesser, less genteel dreams. – The Madigans by Miriam Michelson
  18. It is the festival of the masses that old Jack sprang from, and every genteel person who can leaves the Five Towns for the seaside at the end of July. – Tales of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
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