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gentility

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgentilitygen‧til‧i‧ty /dʒenˈtɪləti/ noun [uncountable] formal  CLASS IN SOCIETYthe quality of being polite, gentle, or graceful, and of seeming to belong to a high social class The hotel had an air of discreet gentility.
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gentilityIn the light of that brutality I don't think we need concern ourselves about gentility, spurious or otherwise.Beaufort, an old Southern town, is a picture of gentility.His relentless gentility would risk serious tedium without a sharpness of eye and wit.Generally speaking, though, suburban gentility has seeped across the map.
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