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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GENTLEMANLIKE

"You haven't told me why you like this gentlemanlike boor," he persisted.

Snooks does not any more think it gentlemanlike to blackball attorneys.

Is he not a devilish good-looking, gentlemanlike sort of fellow?

He was not only a very good-looking, but a gentlemanlike boy in his manners.

There he is at Broadstone, as gentlemanlike a youth as I would wish to see.

He was a man with prejudices,—kindly, gentlemanlike, amiable prejudices.

I disposed of them in as gentlemanlike a manner as possible.

This day, my fellow prentices of London come to dine with me too, they shall have fine cheer, gentlemanlike cheer.

Colchicum says he has had him to dine, and thinks him a gentlemanlike lad.

The gallery was packed, and the gods, for gods, were gentlemanlike.

WORD ORIGIN

"well-born man," early 13c., from gentle + man.

Related: Gentlemen. Gentleman's agreement is first attested 1929. Gentleman farmer recorded from 1749.

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