etiquette


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  • noun

Synonyms for etiquette

Synonyms for etiquette

socially correct behavior

Words related to etiquette

rules governing socially acceptable behavior

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I have seen an individual whose manners, though wholly within the conventions of elegant society, were never learned there, but were original and commanding and held out protection and prosperity; one who did not need the aid of a court-suit, but carried the holiday in his eye; who exhilarated the fancy by flinging wide the doors of new modes of existence; who shook off the captivity of etiquette, with happy, spirited bearing, good-natured and free as Robin Hood; yet with the port of an emperor, if need be,--calm, serious, and fit to stand the gaze of millions.
de Saint-Aignan and the ladies of the court, for, if etiquette required the princesses to remain within their own rooms, the ladies of honor, as soon as they had performed the services required of them, had no restrictions placed upon them, but were at liberty to walk about as they pleased.
We had an elegant tea, and I think I kept all the rules of etiquette pretty well.
I can run an etiquette column as well as that idiot in the Family Guide, anyhow," said Dan defiantly.
Anyone can contribute a personal, but the Story Girl is to see there are some in every issue, even if she has to make them up, like Dan with the etiquette.
At the Cape of Good Hope the same hospitality, and very nearly the same points of etiquette, are universally observed.
It was a breach of etiquette, of course, but oftentimes wage- earning girls waived formalities in matters of this kind.
I made no complaint, but Wolf Larsen demanded the most punctilious sea etiquette in my case,--far more than poor Johansen had ever received; and at the expense of several rows, threats, and much grumbling, he brought the hunters to time.
But when I think of that child, doomed to lifelong misery, and when I think that maybe in my hands lies a chance of escape, but for that confounded nonsense we call pride and professional etiquette, I--" He did not finish his sentence, but with his hands thrust deep into his pockets, he turned and began to tramp up and down the room again, angrily.
But he knew that by the etiquette of the race course it was not merely impossible for him to see the horse, but improper even to ask questions about him.
But at last it was the turn of the good old-fashioned dance which has the least of vanity and the most of merriment in it, and Maggie quite forgot her troublous life in a childlike enjoyment of that half-rustic rhythm which seems to banish pretentious etiquette.
And though I shall put you in prison and indeed have come--quite contrary to etiquette--to inform you of it beforehand, yet I tell you frankly, also contrary to etiquette, that it won't be to my advantage.
OLYMPIC great Victoria Pendleton pledged to learn "a lot" from her second ride as an amateur jockey as she finished well beaten on Royal Etiquette at Beverley yesterday.
If ever there was a time to mind your medical manners, it is now," said Lydia Ramsey, business etiquette expert with nearly a decade of experience in hospital management.