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Preserving the spirit of that era is the Claremont Hotel, a genteel 1884 rambler in the Quiet Side town of Southwest Harbor.Don’t call it relaxation. On this Maine island, vacation is for rusticating.|Jen Rose Smith|September 10, 2021|Washington Post
Recline against your genteel friend as unobtrusively you can.
These nonchalant brutalities seem at first at odds with the genteel decorum that mostly cloaks late-19th century culture.
Champion Hill, where the book is set, is two quiet roads of genteel-looking houses, first settled in the 18th century.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance|Tim Teeman|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This racial balancing act makes Belle one of the most genteel yet uncomfortable depictions of racism ever to grace the screen.Can ‘Belle’ End Hollywood’s Obsession with the White Savior?|Keli Goff|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Pic: Steve Mumford's genteel watercolors capture the hard truths of Gitmo.
Mischievous, more bite than bark in the sense that it was mordant with minimal rhetoric, Heaney was not genteel.
"I bought them boots to wear only when I go into genteel society," said one of the codfish tribe, to a wag, the other day.
In those days, such a cage was considered a very genteel ornament for a New England kitchen.
Board and lodging in a genteel house, five-and-twenty Louis annually.
This day a genteel woman came to me, claiming kindred of me, as she had once done before, and borrowed 10s.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
The more genteel worshippers take up their quarters mainly on the ground floor—at the back of the central seats and at the sides.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus