Origin of politesse
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All weekend reporters in eastern Ukraine were walking a bizarre tightrope, of prurience, politesse, and ghoulishness.
Or will an uneasy impulse to politesse, and fear of unknown consequences, restrain them?
Now the Parisian public transport authority, the RATP, is trying to solve this problem of politesse.Paris’s New Metro Etiquette Manual is a Rosetta Stone for Travelers|Christopher Dickey|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And perhaps most important, to deflect criticism and mollify opponents with politesse and wit.GOP's New Foreign Affairs Chair Ready to Play Hardball|Sandra McElwaine|February 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Polite′ness, state or quality of being polite: refinement of manners: good-breeding; Politesse′, politeness.
He complained that Gothic art fit la politesse une mortelle guerre.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
Of course I remained silent, whereupon “la politesse” vanished and an angry Hun took its place.'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany|Gerald Featherstone Knight
This was an apology made with all the politesse of a Gaul, and by a great statesman who had recovered his senses.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)|Isaac Disraeli
Aussi à part les indispensables formules de politesse, il parlait peu.Histoires grises|E. Edouard Tavernier