Today: Germans on socialism, Russians on gentility, and gay men on the British royals.
Packaging these rebuffs with gentility and kindness may or may not succeed.
It followed as a matter of course that labour of any kind was an impeachment against this gentility of descent.
The boy, Leonard Bast, stood at the extreme verge of gentility.
One of his name had not lacked, indeed, for instructions in gentility.
By that road, his progress to the goal of gentility would be smooth and simple.
But for all their gentility, I suspect some of their number to be no better than false knaves and coggers.
Now, I must say that is the very tip-top of gentility and politeness.
The boarding-house is generally a cast-off mansion of gentility.
I have seen in my own family that horrible mixture, gentility and Poverty.
mid-14c., "gentle birth," from Old French gentilité (14c.) or directly from Latin gentilitatem (nominative gentilitas) "relationship in the same family or clan," from gentilis (see gentle). Meaning "state of being gentile" is from 1520s.