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Origin of well-mannered

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Historical Examples of well-mannered

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for well-mannered


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