Whence he came in a mannerly
world like this, by what sort of unaccountable tie he soon evinced himself to be linked with Ahab's peculiar fortunes; nay, so far as to have some sort of a half-hinted influence; Heaven knows, but it might have been even authority over him; all this none knew.
If you have ever observed how courteous and gracious and mannerly
you feel when you don a beautiful new frock; if you have ever noticed the feeling of reverence stealing over you when you close your eyes, clasp your hands, and bow your head; if you have ever watched your sense of repulsion toward a fellow creature melt a little under the exercise of daily politeness, you may understand how the adoption of the outward and visible sign has some strange influence in developing the inward and spiritual state of which it is the expression.
, my friend, and conclude the holy man only wrapt in meditation, which makes the head dizzy and foot unsteady, as if the stomach were filled with new wine I have felt it myself.
The few words she had to speak-- Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, which mannerly
devotion shows in this; For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch,
Don Quixote was mightily provoked by this answer, and seizing the mule by the bridle he said, "Halt, and be more mannerly
, and render an account of what I have asked of you; else, take my defiance to combat, all of you.
a company of spooks as one could wish to meet.
But at last he was so earnest with me that I thought it the more mannerly
part to let him have his way, and so left him poorer than myself.
So that in a word, expecting a plain diet, coarse lodging, and mean clothes, we were brought up as mannerly and as genteelly as if we had been at the dancing-school.
I was now about ten years old, and began to look a little womanish, for I was mighty grave and humble, very mannerly, and as I had often heard the ladies say I was pretty, and would be a very handsome woman, so you may be sure that hearing them say so made me not a little proud.
When the Spaniards came home at night, and they were all at supper, one of them took the freedom to reprove the three Englishmen, though in very gentle and mannerly
terms, and asked them how they could be so cruel, they being harmless, inoffensive fellows: that they were putting themselves in a way to subsist by their labour, and that it had cost them a great deal of pains to bring things to such perfection as they were then in.
And they are mannerly
guests too--never leaving a trace of their presence.
What I didn't anticipate was its mannerly
behavior under recoil; the lack of muzzle flip and movement in my hand after a rapid-fire string.