Definition of Gentlefolk:
One of the girls had been in service for a while in a Consul's family in the town, and knew the ways of gentlefolk, and she fetched a bowl of milk and offered it with a curtsy and a: " Will the Captain please to take some milk?"- "The Great Hunger", Johan Bojer.
- "Growth of the Soil", Knut Hamsun.
It was sad that Nick, with his good looks and intelligence and fine qualities, could not have had advantages when a boy- could not have gone to a university or at least associated with gentlefolk as their equal- which he was in heart.- "The Port of Adventure", Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson.