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 Meanings and Examples of GENTEEL
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genteel
 a.  well-bred; marked by refinement in taste and manners
Classic Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  The law was allowed to be genteel enough; many young men, who had chambers in the Temple, made a very good appearance in the first circles, and drove about town in very knowing gigs.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
2  I assure you they are very genteel people.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38
3  This,' said the stranger, with a certain condescending roll in his voice, and a certain indescribable air of doing something genteel, which impressed me very much, 'is Master Copperfield.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11. I BEGIN LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT, AND DON'T LIK...
4  It was a genteel old-fashioned house, very quiet and orderly.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. STEERFORTH'S HOME
5  The Prince's nails do more for me in private families of the genteel sort, than all my talents put together.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
6  It occurred to me several times that we should have got on better, if we had not been quite so genteel.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
7  We were so exceedingly genteel, that our scope was very limited.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
8  Mrs. Micawber put on her brown gloves, and assumed a genteel languor.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
9  indescribable air of saying something genteel, 'what gowans may be, but.'
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
10  'Such address and intelligence as I chance to possess,' said Mr. Micawber, boastfully disparaging himself, with the old genteel air, 'will be devoted to my friend Heep's service.'
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
11  You might put ME into a Jail, with genteel society and a rubber, and I should never care to come out.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. MR. DICK FULFILS MY AUNT'S PREDICTIONS
12  When we accosted him, his manner was something more confused, and something less genteel, than of yore.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
13  Office-hours were over: and at that period of the day, in warm weather, she usually embellished with her genteel presence, a managerial board-room over the public office.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
14  There she heard the loudspeaker begin to bellow, in an idiotically velveteen-genteel sort of voice, something about a series of street-cries, the very cream of genteel affectation imitating old criers.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
15  Susan, who had an innate taste for the genteel and well-appointed, was eager to hear, and Fanny could not but indulge herself in dwelling on so beloved a theme.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
Example Sentence:
1  We are looking for a man with a genteel appearance who can inspire confidence by his cultivated manner.