cultivated taste

See: decorum
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
As the nobleman of cultivated taste surrounds himself with whatever conduces to his culture -- genius -- learning -- wit -- books -- paintings -- statuary -- music -- philosophical instruments, and the like; so let the village do -- not stop short at a pedagogue, a parson, a sexton, a parish library, and three selectmen, because our Pilgrim forefathers got through a cold winter once on a bleak rock with these.
She was aware that Clifford, in his youth, had possessed a cultivated taste for music, and a considerable degree of skill in its practice.
There was a look of meanness and shabbiness in the furniture and curtains, and nowhere any sign of luxury or even of a cultivated taste, unless the cheap classics in the book-case were a sign of an effort in that direction.
I assure you, sir, it has given--me--pain--to learn from the housekeeper at Chesney Wold that a gentleman who was in your company in that part of the county, and who would appear to possess a cultivated taste for the fine arts, was likewise deterred by some such cause from examining the family pictures with that leisure, that attention, that care, which he might have desired to bestow upon them and which some of them might possibly have repaid.
Then must it be a cultivated taste," John Harned made answer.
Though for garlic and for onions you've a cultivated taste, When in war you meet these odours leave the area in haste, For it's mustard gas, that hellish stuff that leaves you one big blister, And in hospital you'll need the kind attention of a sister.
com/ in 2005, it set the standard as a quality online destination for customers with a highly cultivated taste looking for the latest in designer fashions.
He traced the history of this prejudice from the time when young men of good family, good manners, small brains, and smaller capacity for work, and a cultivated taste in whisky, used to be sent out by their parents.
Photo The Wedgwood Museum/Phil Sayer In 1762, he met Thomas Bentley, a successful merchant with a wide and cultivated taste who had the right social contacts and a knowledge of the arts that gave him an eye for design.
In all these places I hear radios playing but never anything to satisfy the cultivated taste of an adult.
As a merchant with a successful business in Liverpool, Bentley had a wide and cultivated taste.
She also considers nostalgia as a source of a cultivated taste for the picturesque, elements of which appear in travel narratives and poetry throughout the 18th century.