English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "courtesy"

Her children are generally very courteous, and will undoubtedly be very well-behavedShe didn't really like the meal, but she pretended to enjoy it out of courtesy.

Her children are generally very courteous, and will undoubtedly be very well-behaved.

I sent in an application, and they didn't even have enough courtesy to respond to it.

Randall applied for the position, but is only being interviewed as a courtesy because everyone knows that Sandra will get the job.

There is a courtesy phone in the lobby for use by hotel guests.

The President paid a courtesy call on the Queen while in London to meet with the Prime Minister.

A hotel room for the night will be provided courtesy of the airline as a result of the canceled flight.

It can be a challenge to be courteous with particularly difficult clients; however, our job requires that we be polite at all times.

The Ambassador was welcomed at the airport with the usual courtesies.

They have always been very courteous, even when we have had our disagreements.

She has always been treated courteously by her ex-husband's family.

Children should be taught simple courtesies such as 'please' and 'thank-you' at a very young age.

Whenever you disagree with me, I hope you will be honest and courteous enough to let me know.

It is simply a courtesy to let people know if you are not going to be able to attend their party.

A courtesy car will be provided while your car is in the garage.

The children have to learn that it is courteous to thank people for a gift, even when it is something they don't want.

The people of Madagascar are extremely courteous, and generally will not speak too loudly.

We promise prompt courteous service, and the best prices in town.

My grandfather maintains that young people these days just don't show courtesy to people like they did in his day.

A Chinese proverb notes that courtesy never offended anybody.

A Chinese proverb warns that excessive courtesy must contain deceit.

Mason Cooley once said, When courtesy fails, be nasty, brutish, and short.

Jacques Maritain once suggested that gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

Someone once suggested that courtesy is the key to successful human relationships.

Francis Bacon wrote that if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from others' lands, but a continent that joins to them.

The staff in that store are very discourteous, and I will never shop there again.

Failing to acknowledge help that has been offered is a real discourtesy, and is simply unacceptable in polite company.

Discussion question: Do you think that people of this generation are less courteous than those of your parents' generation?

Find someone who values courtesy.


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