Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of manner.
  • noun Etiquette (always plural in this sense).

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  • noun social deportment

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I actually think the decline in manners is more worrisome, because a lot of moral behavior is grounded in good manners.

    The usually even-tempered ...

  • The word manners comes from the Latin _manus_, the hand, and literally means the mode in which a thing is handled -- behavior, deportment.

    Life and Conduct

  • She has just which I call the manners a young lady ought to have. '

    A Red Wallflower

  • The uniform stability of their manners is the natural consequence of the imperfection of their faculties.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • 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.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Trying to insist on my parochial conception of "manners" is actually pretty bizarre.

    Adventures in State-Sponsored Autism

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • In contrast, Scieszka's story allows children to challenge conventions by finding the absurdity in manners, rules, and even language itself.

    Sammy Perlmutter: Jon Scieszka At The Brooklyn Book Festival: How Valuable Is 'Funny' For Kids?

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  • The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same mannr for all human souls. In short, behaving as if you were in Heaven, where there are no third-class carriages, and one soul is as good as another.

    -Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw

    August 3, 2009