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- n. Plural form of manner.
- n. Etiquette (always plural in this sense).
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- n. social deportment
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I actually think the decline in manners is more worrisome, because a lot of moral behavior is grounded in good manners.
The word manners comes from the Latin _manus_, the hand, and literally means the mode in which a thing is handled -- behavior, deportment.
She has just which I call the manners a young lady ought to have. '
The uniform stability of their manners is the natural consequence of the imperfection of their faculties.
Their language bears no affinity to the idioms of the Continent: in the habits of domestic life, they are not easily distinguished from their neighbors of France: but the most singular circumstance of their manners is their disregard of conjugal honor and of female chastity.
Trying to insist on my parochial conception of "manners" is actually pretty bizarre.
In contrast, Scieszka's story allows children to challenge conventions by finding the absurdity in manners, rules, and even language itself.
What often seems like rudeness and inconsiderate behavior, a lack of respect for other people, even dangerous driving habits, or poor quality workmanship all stem from a lack of upbringing and education in manners, foresight, and anticipating and avoiding problems.
And, in fact, behind Mansueto's quiet Midwestern manners is one of the nation's boldest entrepreneurs.
Unrepentant liar, astroturfer, lacking in manners, plausible link to radical left-wing activist: if I was going to create someone designed to discredit health care rationing supporters, the result would look just like Roxana Mayer.
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