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Examples of etiquette in a Sentence
Her failure to respond to the invitation was a serious breach of etiquette.
the couple exhibited poor etiquette when they left the party without saying good-bye to the host and hostess
Recent Examples of etiquette from the Web
This basic training will help her cat learn that quietness equals attention and reduce the cat's need to constantly educate her owner about proper feline etiquette.
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In a royal court sodden with etiquette that dictates everything from the way a cup is held to the way legs are crossed, how did anyone rubber-stamp a wedding date on such a horrific anniversary?
My question is, what would be the etiquette surrounding this situation?
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Is there sidewalk etiquette for furniture and free stuff in NYC?
Fort Worth Opera provides kids a detailed study guide for each production that includes opera etiquette, what to wear to the opera, activities like scavenger hunts and word searches and a synopsis of the opera’s plot and themes.
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Did You Know?
One definition of the French word étiquette is "ticket" or "label attached to something for identification." In 16th-century Spain, the French word was borrowed (and altered to "etiqueta") to refer to the written protocols describing orders of precedence and behavior demanded of those who appeared in court. Eventually, "etiqueta" came to be applied to the court ceremonies themselves as well as the documents which outlined the requirements for them. Interestingly, this then led to French speakers of the time attributing the second sense of "proper behavior" to their "étiquette," and in the middle of the 18th century English speakers finally adopted both the word and the second meaning from the French.
ETIQUETTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of etiquette for English Language Learners
: the rules indicating the proper and polite way to behave
ETIQUETTE Defined for Kids
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