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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COURTEOUSNESS

Good manners consist, for the most part, in courteousness and kindness.

The courteousness of the greeting did more than to put Joseph at his ease, as the saying is.

Courteousness is peculiarly suited to their age and sex, and particularly expected of them.

Any man of courteousness alone must have loved her, but would not have dared to own his passion.

And now they treated him with that courteousness of manner which success in life always begets.

She stretched out her hand and it was taken with the greatest poise and courteousness.

It wont harm them to hint that in sympathy and courteousness they had better not present too sharp a contrast to "my doctor."

So you carry out the different laws of courteousness, of helpfulness, and friendliness to others that come in the Guide Law.

Personally he possesses charming, agreeable manners and Chesterfieldan courteousness, which vastly contributes to his popularity.

Nevertheless, I had risen to make this answer, the ill grace of which I strove to attenuate by the courteousness of my attitude.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., earlier curteis (c.1300), from Old French curteis (Modern French courtois) "having courtly bearing or manners," from curt "court" (see court (n.)) + -eis, from Latin -ensis.

Rare before c.1500. In feudal society, also denoting a man of good education (hence the name Curtis). Medieval courts were associated with good behavior and also beauty; e.g. German hübsch "beautiful," from Middle High German hübesch "beautiful," originally "courteous, well-bred," from Old Franconian hofesch, from hof "court." Related: Courteously (mid-14c., kurteis-liche).

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