from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. gentlemanly behaviour, of or pertaining to being a gentleman
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being gentlemanly; gentlemanly conduct or manners.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being gentlemanly; the bearing or behavior of a well-bred man.
Old Aristotle, long ago, laboured to define wherein consisted the trait known as gentlemanliness; others will have puzzled since his day, for we have bedaubed ourselves with so thick a coating of manner and phrase that many a cad will pass for something better.
Of all Ronald Reagan's innate qualities, his gentlemanliness was the last to atrophy.
Then your remark about Brown is sort of political "gentlemanliness" ;
If, as seems probable if not certain, the _Launfal_ legend, with its libel on her, is of Breton origin, it makes her an ordinary Celtic princess, a spiritual sister of Iseult when she tried to kill Brengwain, and a cross between Potiphar's wife and Catherine of Russia, without any of the good nature and "gentlemanliness" of the last named.
There were two other reasons why Dubkoff had charms for Woloda and myself -- namely, the fact that he was of military appearance, and, secondly (and principally), the fact that he was of a certain age -- an age with which young people are apt to associate that quality of "gentlemanliness" which is so highly esteemed at their time of life.
English country; and it must be an aspiration after some form of melodious gentlemanliness which is imagined to have inhabited the island at one time; as among our poets the dream of the period of a circle of chivalry here is encouraged for the pleasure of the imagination.
Certainly Messrs Cameron and Miliband seemed very pleased with their own gentlemanliness.
Cardinal features of Alpha's identity include high academic achievement, gentlemanliness, deep and abiding brotherhood among members, as well as a commitment to uplifting the disadvantaged through civic action, policy, and service.
What I'm saying is that Federer represents a bygone era through his grace and gentlemanliness on and off the court.
I am all for young men distinguishing themselves with valor, intelligence and all forms of gentlemanliness but every successful culture has maintained a respect for the "grey haired" of their society.
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