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gentility

jen ti li tee

  • n  elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

  • But he's also a funny brute, slyly, sexily testing the gentility and hypocrisies by which his sister-in-law, Blanche DuBois, lives as they contend for the soul of Stella, his wife .
  • Of course the broad boulevards, late 19th-century buildings and teeming cafes downtown may suggest European gentility.
  • Rarer still was her gentility.
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  • 'Tis a gift to be simple
    Once upon a time Capital Square in Richmond was the land of seersucker in the spring and bowties and bourbon year-round. Gentility and trust – or at least a polite appearance of trust – marked nearly every social interaction.
    July 14, 2013 - The Staunton News Leader
Quotes

  • Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in Jewish Telegraphic Agency
    There was great beauty and gentility in Michael's soul,Boteach wrote in an e-mail to JTA. "I pray that Michael's death will not be in vain, and that we see a return, even among Hollywood celebrities, to the spiritual and family values that...
  • Ralph Becker in Salt Lake Tribune
    What always struck me about him was that he was just the epitome of kindness and gentility and warmth and humor,said Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker. "He was the kind of person who we would all want to aspire to be as a human being."
  • Winston Churchill in Epping Forest Guardian
    Cllr Fairley Churchill said: "The idea of voluntary sector organisations in splendid isolation harks back to the days of gentility when my grandmother was a girl. We want to encourage cross-borough working."

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