A very proper arrangement, sir, and one that does you infinite credit, returned the other courteously.
He approached them, and courteously inquired the way to the nearest town.
The woman would have led again, but young Hallam cut in, none too courteously.
"I never suggested that for a moment," said Philip courteously.
Then, advancing with a wan smile, he courteously greeted the callers.
I doffed my hat in a grave salutation, which was courteously returned.
"Then I suppose you will not care to detain us any longer," Mr. Bryant courteously remarked.
He received me courteously, and at once opened the business for which we met.
The Dutch inhabitants were engaged in courteously escorting those of British birth or sympathies over the border, and I was alone.
She conducted me courteously to a seat, and only took her own after I was seated.
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).