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elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

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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.
The proliferation of portraiture proves to be one piece of the puzzle, as Lukasik explains, "The expansion of access to portraiture and the rapidity and affordability of its production have devalued the cultural form and made it more difficult for distinction (whether defined as gentility or genius) to be preserved across generations" (223).
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.
Blackwood's implied that its writers were "naturally" gentlemen, whereas Cockney men were bad actors who constantly struggled and never quite succeeded to present the appearance of gentility and erase their trade origins.
Thus, at the end of his gentility adventure and futile courting of Estella, which both end in utter frustration and disillusionment, Pip discovers that true gentility is an inborn moral quality, not deriving from wealth and status, and that Joe and Biddy, who have been happily married (GE 434-435 [Chapter 58]) and lead a quiet life, are the very embodiments of this quality.
"They ignore the most basic standards of gentility and respect," Mr.
With its intellectual and social foundations weakened, gentility may seem doomed to extinction.
The film, Pride and Prejudice, is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era.
Blake's condition literalizes the principles of Southern whiteness, "where ancestry, gentility, and the backward view counted most" (McDowell 93).
THERE was a time when holidaymakers came to Wales for one thing only - its beaches, whether that meant the panoramic splendour of the Gower, the family-friendly fun of Barry and Porthcawl, or the more Victorian gentility of the North Wales coast.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday said Altaf Hussain in his speech on Sunday night crossed all limits of civility, politeness and gentility and used worst language against security and defence institutions.
The argument about the question of gentility, synonymous with generosity, is further developed by contrast with the romance of Octavian, which comes only thirty folios later in the Cambridge manuscript, because the romance illustrates the opposite argument: that gentility (generosity) is innate and is revealed even when the subject (Octavian) is himself unaware of his status.
She possessed integrity, strength of character, a loving disposition and gentility of heart.
They rely on the relative gentility and humanity of their adversaries--Israel and the West--to protect them from ultimate defeat.
It's all very nice, but the air of gentility and sentimental longing limits the appeal.