good manners

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n good manners a courteous manner
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Quotations

  • Henry Mackenzie
    Henry Mackenzie
    “It is only from the belief of the goodness and wisdom of a supreme being, that our calamities can be borne in the manner which becomes a man.”
  • Fred Astaire
    Fred Astaire
    “The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Children are natural mimics -- they act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “What makes people happy is activity; changing evil itself into good by power, working in a God like manner.”
  • Colley Cibber
    Colley Cibber
    “Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord%20Chesterfield
    “A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners.”

Usage

In literature:

Susy knew that this was not good manners, and she longed to say so to Ruthie.
"Little Prudy's Sister Susy" by Sophie May
Neither is it good manners or policy to talk much of yourself.
"Golden Steps to Respectability, Usefulness and Happiness" by John Mather Austin
To make a pleasant and friendly impression is not alone good manners, but equally good business.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
Her manners are good, and have the appearance of being perfectly natural.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Robin Good-fellow going over a field met with a clownish fellow, to whom he spake in this manner.
"The Sources and Analogues of 'A Midsummer-night's Dream'" by Compiled by Frank Sidgwick
But the question of "good manners and decorum" has induced much controversy.
"A Book of the Play" by Dutton Cook
The olive will in this manner remain good for twelve months.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
He was twenty-two years of age, black, good-looking, and possessed very good manners.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
The duchess got up, and with a good deal of manner, went over to meet him.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
And as good behavior is the root of good manners, so self-control is the root of all true self-culture.
"Letters to a Daughter and A Little Sermon to School Girls" by Helen Ekin Starrett
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In poetry:

Make me deliv'rance seek, O Lord! from thee,
And thee alone, in all my misery,
Like good Elijah, when of old distrest,
In such a manner as to thee seems best.
"A Prayer To Direct A Sick Man What Things Are Most Necessary For Him To Ask, And To Meditate Upon, I" by Rees Prichard
Her dainty acres he ramped through
And used her gentle doves with manners rude;
I do not know
What fury urged him slay
Her antelope who meant him naught but good.
"The Queen's Complaint" by Sylvia Plath
Then I must worship him, with all my pow'r,
In such a manner, as his Word makes known,
And bless and thank his goodness, ev'ry hour,
For all the kindness he to me has shown :
"The Ten Commandments " by Rees Prichard
In the old capital they stood,
With yellow fox-furs plain,
Their manners all correct and good,
Speech free from vulgar stain.
Could we go back to Chow's old days,
All would look up to them with praise.
"In Praise Of" by Confucius
Convaniently to hould
These patriots so bould,
We tuck the opportunity of Tim Doolan's store;
And with ornamints and banners
(As becomes gintale good manners)
We made the loveliest tay-room upon Shannon shore.
"The Battle Of Limerick" by William Makepeace Thackeray
He pleased the ladies round him,—with manners soft and bland;
With reason good, they named him,—the father of his land.
Each year his mighty armies—marched forth in gallant show;
Their enemies were targets—their bullets they were tow.
"The King Of Brentford" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
He was renowned for his handsome looks, his extraordinary pluck, his eccentric boxing style, and his unshakable good manners both inside and outside the ring.
Creve Coeur's the kind of town where good manners and appearances matter.
With his ultrapolite "yes, ma'am, no ma'am" manners and a packed athletic schedule typical of any active 17-year-old, Myles Crosby could be just another good-looking Colleyville Heritage High School student.
Ching's favorite things include designer shoes, Japanese cookies, and good manners.
The next time a Delta Jr High student goes out to eat at a nice restaurant, onlookers will be impressed with his or her good manners, thanks to the proper etiquette training they're receiving at the school.
Exercising dominance for the sake of good manners.
Good Manners, a new web-based store operated by two Pondside residents, focuses on Victorian- flavored modern fashion for men and women.
A fool is someone who is incompetent and incapable of doing things in an orderly manner, like a leader who knows neither what is good for his country nor for the people, and who has no idea of where his priorities lie.
Good Manners for Good Pets with Andrea Arden.
He has a quiet manner and seems good with other dogs.
She is very smart, and I have trained her in good manners and many tricks at our house.
Or at least it wouldn't be if people with good manners and high social standards were actually the prissy pushovers Hornsby imagines.
" Manners make the man," she told me, explaining that good manners are the "final touch" that identifies a true gentleman.
Unfortunately, we have not done well in advancing good manners - nor on the subject of being respectful.
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In science:

At the heart of the SP system is the building of multiple alignments and the core operation here is a process for finding good full and partial matches between patterns in the manner of dynamic programming.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
Good Lyndon words are defined in the same manner as previously.
Limit law of the standard right factor of a random Lyndon word
We define in this subsection the good environments in the same manner as we did in to give a complete characterization of the limit law.
Aging and quenched localization for one-dimensional random walks in random environment in the sub-ballistic regime
Here the first word has a dictionary meaning ‘good manner´ but the second word does not have a dictionary meaning and is an echo of the first word.
Reduplicated MWE (RMWE) helps in improving the CRF based Manipuri POS Tagger
Good blocks at level (j + 1) are then defined in the following manner.
Lipschitz embeddings of random sequences
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