courteously


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The first old woman, so soon as she saw Rogojin and the prince, smiled and bowed courteously several times, in token of her gratification at their visit.
The vicomte bowed and smiled courteously in token of his willingness to comply.
Also if David wearies of you he scruples not to say so, but Porthos, in like circumstances, offers you his paw, meaning 'Farewell,' and to bearded men he does this all the time (I think because of a hereditary distaste for goats), so that they conceive him to be enamoured of them when he is only begging them courteously to go.
When circumstances brought them in contact he talked to her pleasantly and courteously, as to any newly-made acquaintance.
As the stranger evidently desired speech with him he courteously reined in his horse and waited.
After this feature, I noticed next his beautiful brown wig; his sparkling little gray eyes; his rosy complexion; his short military whisker, dyed to match his wig; his white teeth and his winning smile; his smart blue frock-coat, with a camellia in the button-hole; and his splendid ring, a ruby, flashing on his little finger as he courteously signed to me to take a chair.
The impostors requested him very courteously to be so good as to come nearer their looms; and then asked him whether the design pleased him, and whether the colors were not very beautiful; at the same time pointing to the empty frames.
Good morning, Pinocchio," said the Fox, greeting him courteously.
James of the Glens turned to me for a moment, and greeted me courteously enough; the next he had turned to Alan.
He had spoken courteously, deferentially, yet so firmly, so stubbornly, that for a long while she could make no answer.
Through the activity we are acknowledging their existence and capacitate them to resolve the problem lodged to them courteously and fairly, said Degala.
Patients were treated courteously then, now they are treated with contempt.