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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
Kandi Carle, The Victorian Lady, will be speaking on the fashion, life and etiquette of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
Gendron says riders tend to learn the proper etiquette quickly, and the technology is changing how people get around.
Golf can be a stuffy sport, with dress codes, rules regarding etiquette and the expectation that spectators must remain silent while the players are performing.
Scientists have not weighed in on the etiquette of eating nut products in public, but some have advocated for expansions of peanut bans in schools.
It is geared toward girls ages 9-14 and includes topics such as attitude/behavior, etiquette and image.
The Howard Tech Council will host its first golf clinic this week, aimed at helping tech and business entrepreneurs learn the basic skills and etiquette of golf.
My question is about the etiquette of RSVP’ing to some events.
At noon, lunch will be provided by the West Side Market Cafe and, after lunch, there will be a presentation on Victorian mourning customs and etiquette.
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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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