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elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

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Within the space of Red Rock, the literal and the symbolic unite to perpetuate the Grays' gentility.
After 1776, the middle-class people who were empowered by democracy--middling farmers, well-to-do artisans, clerks, and schoolteachers--laid claim to their own version of gentility.
Truly it was impossible to dissociate her presence from all those wretched hankerings after money and gentility that had disturbed my boyhood--from all those ill-regulated aspirations that had made first me ashamed of home and Joe" (GE, 225 [Chapter 29]).
Students of eighteenth-century gentility will find in this volume wonderful illustrations but less reflection on the themes that have structured the scholarly literature.
He discusses the bite of Leviathan: Thomas Hobbes and philosophic drollery, libertine wit and the Collier Stage controversy, the titans of wit, Shaftesbury and the gentility of wit, the trammels of Christian wit, and the hermeneutics of censorship and the crime of wit.
Were Charles Dickens alive, he would write that about Birkby, there was an air of subdued gentility.
IN PULLING BACK THE CURTAIN ON THE I private lives of Broadway royalty, Ten Chimneys playwright Jeffrey Hatcher shows far more gentility than any tabloid, and more fidelity to fact than actual royals have enjoyed when they've been depicted on stage.
Rather than providing light entertainment, Simone is making a statement and sacrifices all vocal gentility for raw emotion.
The Indians were models of sporting gentility and deserve great credit for their magnanimity with Rahul Dravid supremely assured in the role of diplomat as he is a batsman.
The case amounts to a legal tennis match with none of the gentility of tennis.
Perhaps less successful was Litton's rather lumpen performance of Finzi's delightful Eclogue for Piano and Strings, a piece full of English gentility and wistfulness which began rather ploddingly, but improved as it progressed.
Bury's got a touch of gentility about it, but that's not to say it doesn't have it's share of weirdness.
Contemporary with Jane Austen's classics, this novel has the tone of Georgian gentility yet with the historical telescoping of today when many of the mysteries surrounding fossils and evolution have been solved.
In Chapter Two, "Exemplary Jews and the Logic of Gentility, "Jessica (not Shylock) becomes the figurative and interpretative basis for Bovilsky's reassessment of foreignness as racial identity.
I can see so much of Anne in each of the three children, her character, her gentility, all the qualities she somehow instilled in her children.