ETIQUETTE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ETIQUETTE
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etiquette
 n.  manners; rules governing socially acceptable behavior
Classic Sentence:
1  Candide, brought up in Germany, asked what was the etiquette, and how they treated queens of England in France.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXII
2  during the voyage from Cherbourg, causing a round table to be cut over into a square table, appeared to be more anxious about imperilled etiquette than about the crumbling monarchy.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WELL CUT
3  The queen made a curtsy, less from etiquette than because her knees were sinking under her.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 17 BONACIEUX AT HOME
4  Around the table reigned that noisy hilarity which usually prevails at such a time among people sufficiently free from the demands of social position not to feel the trammels of etiquette.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 5. The Marriage-Feast.
5  Beauchamp wished to go in alone, but Albert observed that as this was an unusual circumstance he might be allowed to deviate from the usual etiquette in affairs of honor.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 88. The Insult.
6  She wondered, indeed, at his thinking it necessary to do so; but supposed it to be the proper etiquette.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39
7  But he knew that by the etiquette of the race course it was not merely impossible for him to see the horse, but improper even to ask questions about him.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 21
8  His wife's family did not have his sort of manners, or his sort of etiquette.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
9  In everything else the etiquette of the day might stand the strictest investigation.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
10  The shutters had been opened, but the blinds were already down, with that obedience to the etiquette of death which the British woman of the lower classes always rigidly observes.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
11  Two major-generals got killed strictly according to military etiquette.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT II
12  "'Tis an etiquette I despise," said he.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 53
13  But after all, according to the Continental code of etiquette, it's very bad form for husband and wife to love each other.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Example Sentence:
1  Students begin to learn the basics of etiquette for personal social situations.
2  Percy is punctilious about observing the rules of etiquette whenever Miss Manners invites him to stay.
3  He is an expert on matters of etiquette.
4  He showed his contempt for social etiquette by not wearing a tie.