Any man of courteousness alone must have loved her, but would not have dared to own his passion.
The courteousness of the greeting did more than to put Joseph at his ease, as the saying is.
And now they treated him with that courteousness of manner which success in life always begets.
It wont harm them to hint that in sympathy and courteousness they had better not present too sharp a contrast to "my doctor."
An angry person is generally impolite; and where contention and ill-will are, there can be no courteousness.
Personally he possesses charming, agreeable manners and Chesterfieldan courteousness, which vastly contributes to his popularity.
courteousness is peculiarly suited to their age and sex, and particularly expected of them.
Nevertheless, I had risen to make this answer, the ill grace of which I strove to attenuate by the courteousness of my attitude.
So you carry out the different laws of courteousness, of helpfulness, and friendliness to others that come in the Guide Law.
His command of temper, and courteousness under provocation, united to form a rare man, and to give him influence.
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).