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well-mannered

[wel-man-erd] /ˈwɛlˈmæn ərd/
adjective
1.
polite; courteous.
Origin of well-mannered
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400
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  • But from that time on he was always polite and well-mannered.

  • All were well-mannered, hard-working, and pretty, and yet none has had a wooer.

  • Agnes too—so lady-like and well-mannered; she'd do credit to any man.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Not these girls,—for they are too well-mannered,—but people.

    Hildegarde's Holiday Laura E. Richards
  • He was too well-mannered, she was too good, both were too affectionate, for them to quarrel easily.

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
  • The girls themselves were for the most part agreeable and well-mannered.

    The Independence of Claire Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • And if at times she found his prattle a bit tiresome, she was too well-mannered to say so.

    The Tale of Betsy Butterfly Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for well-mannered

well-mannered

adjective (well mannered when postpositive)
1.
having good manners; courteous; polite
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