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Sample sentences for the GRE study word genteel

genteel can be used as a adj

1.I assure you they are very genteel people. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
2."To be sure," said Harriet, in a mortified voice, "he is not so genteel as real gentlemen.. - from Emma by Jane Austen
3.Bingley, is not he So much the man of fashion So genteel and easy He had always something to say to everybody. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4.After some consideration, he went into business as an Informer, in which calling he realises a genteel subsistence. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
5.Pumblechook was in favor of a handsome premium for binding me apprentice to some genteel trade,--say, the corn and seed trade, for instance. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
6."But why should you think," said Lucy, looking ashamed of her sister, "that there are not as many genteel young men in Devonshire as Sussex. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
7."No, Miss Jane, not exactly you are genteel enough you look like a lady, and it is as much as ever I expected of you you were no beauty as a child.. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
8.I don't know why it should be a crack thing to be a brewer but it is indisputable that while you cannot possibly be genteel and bake, you may be as genteel as never was and brew. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
9.The law was allowed to be genteel enough many young men, who had chambers in the Temple, made a very good appearance in the first circles, and drove about town in very knowing gigs. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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