old-gentlemanly love



from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to an old gentleman, or like one.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characteristic of an old gentleman.


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  • It is evident from his conservative use of black powder, and the old-gentlemanly staidness of his movements, that he is an elderly gun.

    From Capetown to Ladysmith An Unfinished Record of the South African War

  • (He lights his pipe as ROBERT CRAWSHAW comes in.) (CRAWSHAW is forty-five, but his closely-trimmed moustache and whiskers, his inclination to stoutness, and the loud old-gentlemanly style in trousers which he affects with his morning-coat, make him look older, and, what is more important, the Pillar of the State which he undoubtedly is.)

    First Plays

  • Pulteney did not even wait to be an old gentleman to take up with "the good old-gentlemanly vice."

    A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4)

  • It was not avarice, that “good old-gentlemanly vice "of Byron's which influenced him, but it resembled it at times.

    Beethoven A Character Study


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