Usage examples for politeness

  1. " I am afraid you won't leave any of it for him," said I, timidly; after a silence during which I had hesitated as to the politeness of making the remark. – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  2. The boys were taught politeness, courtesy, and consideration for the feelings of others in Doctor Strong's school. – Dickens As an Educator by James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
  3. Just common politeness- just common politeness! – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  4. Though Browne could very well have dispensed with his company, common politeness prevented him from saying so. – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
  5. You might at least have had the politeness to be deadly ill. – The-Motor-Girls-on-a-Tour by Penrose, Margaret
  6. You must not allow politeness to keep you away from the floor, or, perhaps, I should say the deck. – A Rock in the Baltic by Robert Barr
  7. It is useless for one country to point the finger of scorn at another, or to assume an air of injured politeness. – Humanly Speaking by Samuel McChord Crothers
  8. " Can you tell me, sir," he said, with exceedingly strained politeness of manner, " where the women are kept, and where one is allowed to interview them?" – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  9. " Yes, I can tell you," she snapped back, with a rudeness which, in some singular way, seemed to him kinder than the studied politeness that he had met. – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  10. He answered with great politeness, and we got into conversation together immediately. – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  11. Politeness and compliments, and particularly our courteous attitude towards ladies, are the result of training; and so is our esteem for birth, position, and title. – Essays of Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  12. Since y'u put it as a question, common politeness demands an answer. – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  13. " Don't let us keep you, if you want to play tennis," begged Lindsay, with cold politeness. – The Manor House School by Angela Brazil
  14. Now, he said, in a lower voice and addressing Miss Langham with a return of his usual grave politeness, I am able to sit beside you and talk to you. – Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis
  15. I never saw such perfect manners, such a winning and affectionate politeness. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  16. At these parties, whites, blacks, and mulattoes mingled together with mutual politeness, and it is said that the style of manners was easy and elegant. – The Freedmen's Book by Lydia Maria Child
  17. One visit of ceremony she had paid Mrs. Carlyle, as in politeness bound, a day or two after the young lady's arrival, and had been shown a little face, nearly covered with lace, in a cradle. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  18. " It is the common language of politeness, and servants do not understand it. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  19. The woman who has been educated into true politeness answers him, if she answer him at all, as if he were what he actually is not, a better judge of her needs than she herself is. – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett