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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
The World Wide Web has made online gift registry into an etiquette breakthrough.
So table-knife etiquette enforces two principles of manners: safety and hygiene.
For the past three years, fliers in Expedia's annual airplane etiquette study have voted seat-kicking as the most annoying passenger behavior.
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Instead, Trump opted to focus his attention – and thus, that of our country – on the vital question of whether the NFL should sanction African-American football players who who subvert pre-game etiquette.
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Similar discrepancies exist within the category of bento box emoji, and more than a few takeout cartons might offend superstitious users thanks to poor chopstick etiquette.
Its primary author, Judith Martin, is a 79-year-old resident of Washington, D.C., who has been writing about etiquette since 1978.
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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.
Synonymsmanner, form, mores, proprieties
Related Wordsamenities, civilities, pleasantries; bearing, demeanor, deportment, mien; courtesy, decorum, mannerliness, politeness; formalities, protocol, rules; air, attitude, carriage, poise, polish, pose, posture, presence; custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), trick, way, wont; convention, fashion, mode, style
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