A very proper arrangement, sir, and one that does you infinite credit, returned the other courteously.
When we arrived, he treated us most courteously, and listened patiently to what we had to say.
The woman would have led again, but young Hallam cut in, none too courteously.
“I should be sorry to do so until you give me reason,” answered the master, courteously.
Then, advancing with a wan smile, he courteously greeted the callers.
Receive it courteously, as you would a stranger when introduced.
"Then I suppose you will not care to detain us any longer," Mr. Bryant courteously remarked.
They consulted each other with a look, and then courteously accepted the offer.
The Dutch inhabitants were engaged in courteously escorting those of British birth or sympathies over the border, and I was alone.
"Yes," said Allan courteously, as if from an infinite distance.
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).