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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
Respect for the flag, if the standards of respect and etiquette on USflag.org are followed, include not altering the shape of the flag.
Beyond Scales' specific objections, her dissent raised concerns about a breach of council etiquette.
Proper etiquette involves biting off either end of your Tim Tam and using it as an edible straw, from which to suck up hot coffee or chocolate.
In obeisance to the etiquette of destruction observed in films featuring the legendarily overgrown lizard, Fuji’s summit is treated as a national treasure to which the alpha-predator is denied access.
Thus etiquette and strategic ambiguity melded to raise doubts about Trump veracity.
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This class covers basic rules, etiquette, footwork, attacks and defenses, and all equipment is provided.
At the peak of the economic crisis in Spain, Raul Gil readily found a job at an association in Berlin that helped bewildered young Spaniards newly arrived in Germany navigate a new language, cultural mores, and workplace etiquette.
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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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