Lee Siegel says blame smug press secretary Robert Gibbs, who should take a page from the courtly style of Tony Snow.
A small, courtly man, Agee was wearing a Panama hat and khaki suit, as if he had been scripted by Graham Greene.
From a long-awaited sequel to a courtly farce, to a memoir of a childhood spent in the ruins of American aristocracy.
“Tell me about the amendment, Angus,” the courtly Hathaway said.
In domestic and personal matters, Castro is courtly and discreet, not unlike his conduct with foreign visitors.
He thanked the courtly soldier, and walked proudly forward, followed by his brother.
Casanova signified his refusal with an exaggerated but courtly gesture.
When you politely decline these, the courtly one most likely says, "You no likee tea and seeds—then have whiskysoda."
Mrs Varden called up quite a courtly air, and became seated.
He raised the hand she gave him to his lips and kissed it in a courtly fashion.