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They were all quiet, mannerly, distinguished-looking, in rich dark slack suits.
THE SENSITIVE MANPOUL WILLIAM ANDERSON
The prince was hungry enough, but he was too mannerly to eat without being invited.
THE LILAC FAIRY BOOKANDREW LANG
The nabob, who was mannerly, went to speak to the aunts and find them seats.
CATHOLIC WORLD, VOL. XIII, APRIL TO SEPTEMBER, 1871VARIOUS
I thought of horse-flies and ticks, but was too mannerly to mention them, especially so near breakfast time.
THE ANNALS OF ANNKATE TRIMBLE SHARBER
She raised a healthy crowd of children and as a rule they turned out to be a mannerly lot as well.
BACK AT SCHOOL WITH THE TUCKER TWINSNELL SPEED
Knowing themselves accepted, they lounge—mentally, mannerly, and physically—when at home or elsewhere alone together.
THE GOOD HOUSEKEEPING MARRIAGE BOOKVARIOUS
Well, I would that all ghosts were as gentle and mannerly; there would be less fear of them among the Warwickshire wenches.
JUDITH SHAKESPEAREWILLIAM BLACK
There were not only great, horrid pikes and great mannerly carp and roach and perch and sticklebacks and eels.
THE PONDCARL EWALD
We are delighted to observe that you lead your lives in a more mannerly way than most of the other inhabitants of the pond.
THE PONDCARL EWALD
At table she was more mannerly than her spouse, though laboring under no difficulties whatever in the acquisition of food.
THE PACIFIC TRIANGLESYDNEY GREENBIE
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WORDS RELATED TO MANNERLY

  • considerate
  • decorous
  • dutiful
  • kindly
  • mannerly
  • obedient
  • orderly
  • polite
  • proper
  • respectful
  • seemly
  • thoughtful
  • tolerant
  • tractable
  • well-mannered
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