All weekend reporters in eastern Ukraine were walking a bizarre tightrope, of prurience, politesse, and ghoulishness.
And perhaps most important, to deflect criticism and mollify opponents with politesse and wit.
Now the Parisian public transport authority, the RATP, is trying to solve this problem of politesse.
Or will an uneasy impulse to politesse, and fear of unknown consequences, restrain them?
There was much ceremony when they departed—much French politesse, and many charming little attentions were paid.
Your papa hath told me so with a politesse not often seen on this side Paris.
How different does his Lordship appear to me—to me he is all politesse.
In the last century the Italians were first in doctrine and politesse.
Positively you shall go with me as was agreed, and don't let me have any of your politesse to H. on the occasion.
"So then this was a piece of 'politesse,' for which I am indebted to your friend Terry's own devising," said Fred, half angrily.