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Our table manners require us to use two hands to perform with less dexterity what chopsticks can do with only one.

In English table manners, the knife is never laid down until the course is finished.

The basic rule of Western table manners in the 19th and 20th centuries was: if in doubt, use a fork.

In fact, table manners are all the more potent an identifier for being completely arbitrary.

Inez had never spent much time with table manners, and her boys had learned all the bad habits.

Her fur is grey, her table manners perfect, and in disposition she is kind and affectionate.

An offence against table-manners is banned like an attack on the Church.

He had good table manners, but, from time to time, he forgot himself and smacked his lips keenly.

For some moments Sternsilver was unable to proceed, by reason of the errand boy's tribute to Hillel's table manners.

There seemed no limit to their capacities; neither did they make the slightest attempt to correct their table manners.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to table manners, such as: breeding, civility, consideration, courtesy, decorum, and elegancies.

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