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How to use courtly in a sentence

He was greatly admired for his fine physique and courtly bearing, and yet but few sought his acquaintance.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
Reining in his horse, he dismounted, and making what he thought a most courtly bow, he bade her good evening.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
He spoke her own tongue fluently, and never in Constantinople had she met a gentleman more at his ease in courtly company.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
But, first, shall I not buy you a book—some exquisite book full of strange perfumes and passionate courtly gestures?
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
Until quite recently a courtly, aristocratic art had shed its light upon the whole of Europe.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
Next tripping came a courtly fair, John cried, enchanted with her air, "What lovely wench is that there here?"
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS
Rubens is now only a 'healthy, worthy, kind-hearted, courtly-phrased animal.'
ART IN ENGLANDDUTTON COOK
It is lucky for mamma that, in his green state, he is courtly instead of bearish.'
THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFECHARLOTTE M. YONGE
Stirring adventures, courtly intrigue, and fencing both of sword and wit, fill the pages of this story.
THE PRINCESS DEHRAJOHN REED SCOTT
So saying, the judge bowed in his most courtly manner to Mrs. Kimper and Jane, and departed.
ALL HE KNEWJOHN HABBERTON
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WORDS RELATED TO COURTLY

  • admiring
  • appreciative
  • civil
  • considerate
  • courtly
  • deferential
  • duteous
  • dutiful
  • gracious
  • humble
  • obedient
  • obeisant
  • polite
  • recognizing
  • regardful
  • regarding
  • reverent
  • reverential
  • self-effacing
  • solicitous
  • submissive
  • upholding
  • venerating
  • well-mannered
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