Definition of gentility:
- Good extraction; dignity of birth.
- Paganism; heathenism.
- The class in society who are, or are expected to be, genteel; the gentry.
- The quality or qualities appropriate to those who are well born, as self- respect, dignity, courage, courtesy, politeness of manner, a graceful and easy mien and behavior, etc.; good breeding.
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Attention, application, accuracy, method, punctuality, good behavior, modesty, gentility, enlightenment, all of these and more are essential to success and for the highest achievement of the true purpose of living.- "The Girl Wanted", Nixon Waterman.
- "The Mormon Prophet", Lily Dougall.
Madame Prune is eagerly attentive, obsequious, and rapacious; her eyebrows are closely shaven, her teeth carefully lacquered with black, as befits a lady of gentility, and at all and no matter what hours, she appears on all fours at the entrance of our apartment, to offer us her services.- "Madame Chrysantheme Complete", Pierre Loti Last Updated: March 4, 2009.