1 I then said what politeness required.
2 But she never was polite unless there was company.
3 I thought it polite to remark that I was surprised to hear that.
4 She might have had the politeness to send that message at first, but it's better late than never.
5 "It was neither a very true nor a very polite thing to say," she remarked, directing her eyes to the ships again.
6 It was not very polite to herself, I thought, to imply that I should be told lies by her even if I did ask questions.
7 I'm a heavy grubber, dear boy," he said, as a polite kind of apology when he made an end of his meal, "but I always was.
8 The more I made faces and gestures to him to do it, the more confidential, argumentative, and polite, he persisted in being to Me.
9 "I am afraid you won't leave any of it for him," said I, timidly; after a silence during which I had hesitated as to the politeness of making the remark.
10 The sergeant took a polite leave of the ladies, and parted from Mr. Pumblechook as from a comrade; though I doubt if he were quite as fully sensible of that gentleman's merits under arid conditions, as when something moist was going.
11 I further mentioned that as I had been brought up a blacksmith in a country place, and knew very little of the ways of politeness, I would take it as a great kindness in him if he would give me a hint whenever he saw me at a loss or going wrong.
12 I drew Joe away, and he immediately became placable; merely stating to me, in an obliging manner and as a polite expostulatory notice to any one whom it might happen to concern, that he were not a going to be bull-baited and badgered in his own place.