courteous

[ kur-tee-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF courteous

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COURTEOUS

"It would be courteous to give a reason," he said presently.

The letter was most courteous, most complimentary, most wooing.

At this Narcisse smiled with indulgent and courteous disdain.

I thank the writer for his argument, and his courteous manner of presenting it.

What an advantage has an imposing or forward nature over a courteous one!

He has not proved a courteous antagonist, for he has not stripped to the contest.

Not that I think so, Mr. Grey: I am sure your conduct to me has been most courteous.

They treated their wives with respect, and were courteous to strangers.

It must be genius which takes that direction: it must be not courteous, but courtesy.

Why, indeed, be courteous where so little courtesy was met with?

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