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table manners

plural noun

conventional behavior expected of people while eating

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  • Leadership has improved its table manners, its plumbing, and its God.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht
  • Adam's table manners were a frequent source of mortification to us all.

    The Autobiography of Methuselah

    John Kendrick Bangs
  • They had to wash their faces every morning, and brush their hair, and have table manners!

    The Tale of Peter Mink Arthur Scott Bailey
  • He was wholly at ease, and his table manners were beyond criticism.

    The Madness of May

    Meredith Nicholson
  • Nevertheless, there was a beginning of refinement in table manners.

    A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman

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