- gentleman + -like (Wiktionary)
“I imagine him to be old, for Mr Hood is the acting partner — he seems about 40, and with what we call a gentlemanlike carriage; he seems naturally good-naturd, and perhaps would have told me more particulars if I had found heart enuff to ask them.”
“Had this happened to a French petit maitre, death must have ensued: but mark what followed — The Athenian, far from resenting the outrage, in what is now called a gentlemanlike manner, said, “Do, strike if you please; but hear me.””
“We are unable to conceive how the "gentlemanlike" can otherwise be maintained; and maintained in this way it is.”
“I said that for the sake of those children and the one unborn, I should be loth to part from my husband; that I bore him no ill-will, but that unless he would undertake to be "gentlemanlike" in his conduct towards me, I must leave him.”
“He won the gold medal awarded periodically “to the cadet who during his period of training exhibited the most gentlemanlike bearing and good influence among the cadets.””
“Of course, I knew that Mr. Vangenzen could be trusted to behave in a gentlemanlike manner, but learning that his feelings were firmly fixed upon another was a great comfort.”
“I got a definite reply if not a very gentlemanlike one.”
“The Tar Man wiped his hand on his sleeve and shook his head in disappointment, then stood aside, gentlemanlike, allowing Gideon to stand up.”
“And forgive my cynicism, but expecting multinational conglomerates to act in a gentlemanlike fashion and to do the right thing?”
“As he paid his compliments round the circle, the scales seemed to fall from the eyes of those he spoke to; and they saw with surprise, that the exaggerations had existed entirely in their own preconceptions, and that whatever the fortunes, or rank in life, of Mr. Tyrrel might be, his manners, without being showy, were gentlemanlike and pleasing.”
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