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In the old days, the game of cricket was a slow contest where men wore white flannels and everything was considered to be gentlemanlike.
In one of Jane's few remaining letters she described him as a "very gentlemanlike, good-looking, pleasant young man." But their whirlwind relationship ended after just a month.
She does so in the company of relatives including her uncle, Mr Gardiner, who is described as so gentlemanlike that any lady 'would have had difficulty in believing that a man who lived by trade, and within view of his own warehouses, could have been so well bred and agreeable.'
He moved a few steps nearer, and those few steps were enough to prove in how gentlemanlike a manner, with what natural grace, he must have danced, would he but take the trouble ...
The Embassies of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka took each other on in the most gentlemanlike of games and the teams were also the first ones who got the opportunity to try the brand new combined cricket/soccer field in Sigtun, on 9th June.
(17) He several times recounts that he refused to drink with his well-wishers: 'to their ful cups, kinde thanks was my returne, with Gentlemanlike protestations: as, truly sir, I dare not: it stands not with the congruity of my health' (6).
with their feathers, & wild dress (very little of it) rather alarming" and "their war dance quite fearful." (38) In contrast, Colonel Cody himself was "a splendid man, handsome & gentlemanlike in manner." (39) During the same year she went to London's Olympia in order to view the ageing P.T.
whether you be a foole or a Justice of peace, a Cuckold or a Capten, a Lord Maiors sonne or a dawcocke, a knaue or an vnder Shreife, of what stamp soeuer you be, currant or counterfet, the Stagelike time will bring you to most perfect light, and lay you open: neither are you to be hunted from thence though the Scar-crowes in the yard, hoot at you, hisse at you, spit at you, yea throw durt euen in your teeth: tis most Gentlemanlike patience to endure all this, and to laugh at the silly Animals; but if the Rabble with a full throat, crie away with the foole, you were worse then a mad-man to tarry by it: for the Gentleman and the foole should neuer sit on the Stage together.
"Why, they say as how he went a sauntering into the old flag-ship once, switching his tail about devilish easy and gentlemanlike, and inquiring if the old governor was at home.
English sportsman > German Sportsmann, also used in a transferred sense of 'a gentlemanlike person').
The audience may think that it is because she wants to turn his protest into a proposition, or because she is being sarcastic, or because she thinks he has finished has made a "protest." Certainly the interruption ends with "which, as I take it, is a gentlemanlike offer" (2.4.167-68) as if she is trying to guide the destination of the protest.
At first Henry Tilney seems an indifferent personage: "gentlemanlike," "about four or rive and twenty," "rather tall," "pleasing countenance," "not quite handsome" (25).