Today: Germans on socialism, Russians on gentility, and gay men on the British royals.
Packaging these rebuffs with gentility and kindness may or may not succeed.
It followed as a matter of course that labour of any kind was an impeachment against this gentility of descent.
Now, it was quiet and gentility, easy-living and refinement.
One of his name had not lacked, indeed, for instructions in gentility.
He will be drunk with his hunters for company, and stain his gentility with droppings of ale.
But for all their gentility, I suspect some of their number to be no better than false knaves and coggers.
Our landlady's daughter is a young lady of some pretensions to gentility.
The boarding-house is generally a cast-off mansion of gentility.
A monstrous thing by all the canons of virtue and gentility!
mid-14c., "gentle birth," from Old French gentilité (14c.) or directly from Latin gentilitatem (nominative gentilitas) "relationship in the same family or clan," from gentilis (see gentle). Meaning "state of being gentile" is from 1520s.