persons of good family and breeding.
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How to use gentlefolk in a sentence
Lords not only ought to be gentlefolk, and be fed and waited upon and live in affluent idleness, but super-gentlefolk.
My only fear was that the gallery might mistake his rather second-rate people for gentlefolk.
gentlefolk have "friends" stopping with them, never "company."The Complete Bachelor | Walter Germain
Those few hundreds of French gentlefolk fell into a pit that most of them had been well content should exist for others.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind | Herbert George Wells
After all, bedders are to blame for the present lamentable state of things, just as much as gentlefolk.The Longest Journey | E. M. Forster
British Dictionary definitions for gentlefolk
persons regarded as being of good breeding
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