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The perplexity of mannerliness will not let him feed, and he is sharp set at an argument when he should cut his meat.

WORD ORIGIN

"well-mannered, seemly, modest," late 14c., from manner (n.) + -ly (1). As an adverb, "in accord with custom; becomingly" (mid-14c.); later "in accord with good manners" (c.1400). Related: Mannerliness.

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