He pays, courteous as ever to the cashier, and when I thank him for lunch, he thanks me.
He was courteous, explained the legitimate reason we were briefly pulled over, and then let us continue on our way.
“He was gentle and courteous even though his love of the U.S. had faded over time,” said Bogucki.
In the subway train in Japan, when people are not necessarily in a good mood, they will nevertheless be courteous.
They're courteous enough to never do it in my presence and to not rub it in my face.
Prince Andrew followed her with a courteous but sad expression.
At this Narcisse smiled with indulgent and courteous disdain.
He had been courteous also to Lopez, and Emily, amidst the pleasure of his welcome, had forgotten some of her troubles.
What an advantage has an imposing or forward nature over a courteous one!
"And now, Captain Fortescue—" And with a look of most courteous kindness to me she disappeared in the crowd.
mid-14c., earlier curteis (c.1300), from Old French curteis (Modern French courtois) "having courtly bearing or manners," from curt "court" (see court (n.)) + -eis, from Latin -ensis.
Rare before c.1500. In feudal society, also denoting a man of good education (hence the name Curtis). Medieval courts were associated with good behavior and also beauty; e.g. German hübsch "beautiful," from Middle High German hübesch "beautiful," originally "courteous, well-bred," from Old Franconian hofesch, from hof "court." Related: Courteously (mid-14c., kurteis-liche).