COURTESY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COURTESY
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courtesy
 n.  polite behavior; act of civility or respect
Classic Sentence: (80 in 6 pages)
1  He hated their cool courtesy to him and their contempt for his social status, so inadequately covered by their courtesy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  If she did resent it, she never gave any sign of it, treating Scarlett with the same slightly aloof, kindly courtesy she had always shown her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  She had never given him more than perfunctory courtesy before, and so the beaming smile of pleasure with which she greeted him and the two hands outstretched to his almost took his breath away.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  There was contempt in his manner as in his eyes, contempt overlaid with an air of courtesy that somehow burlesqued their own manners.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  It was almost as if he overdid his courtesy because his contempt for everybody present was so great.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  Merely holding herself erect required an effort of will power and she talked as briefly as possible, dispensing with the usual forms of courtesy her mother had always taught her to use with negroes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  All the courtesy, all the gentleness Ellen had striven to instill in her had fallen away from her as quickly as leaves fall from trees in the first chill wind of autumn.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  Few women except Suellen had ever given him more than perfunctory courtesy and it was very flattering to have a former belle like Scarlett hanging on his words.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  But, perhaps if she were alone with him once more, he might drop that mask of impersonal courtesy he had worn since coming to Atlanta.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  It's something you can't understand, not possessing any--any common courtesy, common good breeding.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  On Rhett's dark face impatience fought with courtesy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  That would teach them a little courtesy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  The soul of courtesy, even in the depths of sorrow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  Now even that cold courtesy was no longer possible.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  "Hugh says that I must call out of courtesy for the way Captain Butler saved his life," Mrs. Elsing continued.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence:
1  It's a matter of common courtesy to acknowledge letters.
2  It's only common courtesy to tell the neighbours that we'll be having a party.
3  Good customer relations require courtesy, professionalism and effective response.
4  Life is not so short but there is time enougn for courtesy.
5  Virtue and courtesy go hand in hand.
6  You might get on better with your parents if you showed them some courtesy.
7  They call this pond a lake by courtesy only.
8  A firm believer in old-fashioned courtesy, Miss Post must deprecate the modern tendency to address new acquaintances by their first names.
9  There are three categories -- short story, poetry, and creative nonfiction -- and $60000 of prize money courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts.
10  Central Florida has become the poster child for this issue, courtesy of the 23-game winning streak that has shone a light on the inequality in the sport.
11  His executive position entitled him to certain courtesies rarely accorded others.
12  The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.
13  In addition to the customary amenities for the business traveler-fax machines, modems, a health club-the hotel offers the services of a butler versed in the social courtesies.