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  • as inbehave
  • as inmind

synonyms for mind one's p's and q's

  • manage
  • control
  • direct
  • act correctly
  • act one's age
  • act with decorum
  • be civil
  • be good
  • be nice
  • be on best behavior
  • be orderly
  • comport oneself
  • conduct oneself properly
  • demean oneself
  • deport oneself
  • discipline oneself
  • keep one's nose clean
  • keep the peace
  • live up to
  • manage oneself
  • mind one's manners
  • observe golden rule
  • observe the law
  • play fair
  • shape up
  • toe the mark
  • watch one's step
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antonyms for mind one's p's and q's

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  • act up
  • misbehave
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How to use mind one's p's and q's in a sentence

Other things being equal, the volume of voice used measures the value that the mind puts upon the thought.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
"There's just one thing I'd like to ask, if you don't mind," said Cynthia, coming suddenly out of a brown study.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
The vision—it had been an instantaneous flash after all and nothing more—had left his mind completely for the time.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Many British Ferns evidence a marked tendency to “sport,” and this is a fact which the beginner should always bear in mind.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
The Father had been in sore straits of mind, as month after month had passed without tidings of his "blessed child."
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
To be wiser than other men is to be honester than they; and strength of mind is only courage to see and speak the truth.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
There is always in the background of my mind dread lest help should reach the enemy before we have done with Sedd-el-Bahr.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
How is it that one instant of time should work those effects in the human mind which are so lasting in their results!
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
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