They're courteous enough to never do it in my presence and to not rub it in my face.
He pays, courteous as ever to the cashier, and when I thank him for lunch, he thanks me.
You did not playfully invite Gable in for sex hoping he would be courteous.
“He was gentle and courteous even though his love of the U.S. had faded over time,” said Bogucki.
He was courteous, explained the legitimate reason we were briefly pulled over, and then let us continue on our way.
Prince Andrew followed her with a courteous but sad expression.
The Master said, What is it to sway a kingdom by courteous yielding?
He had been courteous also to Lopez, and Emily, amidst the pleasure of his welcome, had forgotten some of her troubles.
If we cannot sway a kingdom by courteous yielding, what is our courtesy worth?
"And now, Captain Fortescue—" And with a look of most courteous kindness to me she disappeared in the crowd.
mid-14c., earlier curteis (c.1300), from Old French curteis (Modern French courtois) "having courtly bearing or manners," from curt "court" (see court (n.)) + -eis, from Latin -ensis.
Rare before c.1500. In feudal society, also denoting a man of good education (hence the name Curtis). Medieval courts were associated with good behavior and also beauty; e.g. German hübsch "beautiful," from Middle High German hübesch "beautiful," originally "courteous, well-bred," from Old Franconian hofesch, from hof "court." Related: Courteously (mid-14c., kurteis-liche).