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This does not happen, however, because Edward Burden decides that it would be ungenerous to submit his gentlemanlike guardian to such an ungentlemanly act.
This is being handled in a very straightforward and gentlemanlike way,'' said PaineWebber managing director Christopher Dixon.
Mr Scott, a very mild Gentlemanlike man--but not much acquainted with Madeira--where he only went to my house in 1806.
The word signifies a standard of behavior, the importance of which is shown most clearly by Darcy's reaction to Elizabeth's response to his first proposal: '"Your reproof, so well applied, I shall never forget: 'had you behaved in a more gentlemanlike manner.
why that's--but no;--a very tidy, and, I may say, an extremely gentlemanlike sort of business thou art in here, carpenter;--or would'st thou rather work in clay?
John Dashwood, a gentlemanlike and pleasing young man" (15).
the attention of every lady was soon caught by a young man, whom they had never seen before, of most gentlemanlike appearance, walking with an officer on the other side of the way.
Where could you expect a more gentlemanlike, agreeable man?
He looked surprised, displeased, alarmed; but with a moment's recollection and a returning smile, replied, that he had formerly seen him often; and after observing that he was a very gentlemanlike man, asked her how she had liked him.
But Emma notices that his graceful movements "prove in how gentlemanlike a manner, with what natural grace, he must have danced, would he but take the trouble" (326).
Heywood in Sanditon hold gout, together with travel to spas, to be a symbol of luxury unavailable to them: "They had very pretty Property--enough, had their family been of reasonable Limits to have allowed them a very gentlemanlike share of Luxuries & Change--enough for them to have indulged in a new Carriage & better roads, an occasional month at Tunbridge Wells, & symptoms of the Gout and a Winter at Bath" (MW 373-74).
During Elizabeth and Darcy's reconciliation near the end of the novel, Darcy admits that Elizabeth's refusal of his marriage proposal because he was not more gentlemanlike in his manner (367), propelled him to write his letter.