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Sample sentences for the GRE study word gentility

gentility can be used as a noun

1.He spoke roughly in order to belie his air of gentility for his entry had been followed by a pause of talk. - from Dubliners by James Joyce, and as much as in him lies, mines my gentility with m. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.Weston was a native of Highbury, and born of a respectable family, which for the last two or three generations had been rising into gentility and property. - from Emma by Jane Austen
4.Few coaches were abroad, for riders in coaches were liable to be suspected, and gentility hid its head in red nightcaps, and put on heavy shoes, and trudged. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
5.The air he had drawn into his lungs when he laughed at Abner seemed to relieve him from the numbing gentility which had bound his powers since he joined Abner's ranks. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
6.Knightley.--"Robert Martin's manners have sense, sincerity, and good-humour to recommend them and his mind has more true gentility than Harriet Smith could understand.. - from Emma by Jane Austen
7.She was ladylike, too, after the manner of the feminine gentility of those days characterised by a certain state and dignity, rather than by the delicate, evanescent, and indescribable grace which is now recognised as its indication. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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