gentlemanlike


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gentlemanlike

(ˈdʒɛntəlmənˌlaɪk)
adj
having the characteristics of a gentleman
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Adj.1.gentlemanlike - befitting a man of good breeding; "gentlemanly behavior"
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
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His appearance however was not unpleasing, in spite of his being in the opinion of Marianne and Margaret an absolute old bachelor, for he was on the wrong side of five and thirty; but though his face was not handsome, his countenance was sensible, and his address was particularly gentlemanlike.
In the breakfast-room we found Lady Susan, and a young man of gentlemanlike appearance, whom she introduced by the name of Sir James Martin--the very person, as you may remember, whom it was said she had been at pains to detach from Miss Mainwaring; but the conquest, it seems, was not designed for herself, or she has since transferred it to her daughter; for Sir James is now desperately in love with Frederica, and with full encouragement from mamma.
Perry was an intelligent, gentlemanlike man, whose frequent visits were one of the comforts of Mr.
Bingley was good-looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners.
In the evening, when Jones retired to his room, a small dispute arose between this fond couple concerning him:--"What," says the wife, "you have been tippling with the gentleman, I see?"--"Yes," answered the husband, "we have cracked a bottle together, and a very gentlemanlike man he is, and hath a very pretty notion of horse-flesh.
Why, they say as how he went a sauntering into the old flag-ship once, switching his tail about devilish easy and gentlemanlike, and inquiring if the old governor was at home.
The master of the ceremonies introduced to her a very gentlemanlike young man as a partner; his name was Tilney.
A laugh frigidly jeering; a look lazily mutinous; gentlemanlike irony, patrician resentment.
She must admire him as a fine-looking man, with most gentlemanlike, dignified, consistent manners; but perhaps, having seen him so seldom, his reserve may be a little repulsive.
He did justice to his very gentlemanlike appearance, his air of elegance and fashion, his good shaped face, his sensible eye; but, at the same time, "must lament his being very much under-hung, a defect which time seemed to have increased; nor could he pretend to say that ten years had not altered almost every feature for the worse.
Her final statement to Darcy that he has not behaved in a "gentlemanlike manner" is far less explicit than Jane Eyre's assertion to Rochester that she has full as "much soul as [he],--and full as much heart." But it voices the same feminine complaint against the man who will not recognize her selfhood.
I thought that was an unusually gentlemanlike thing to do.