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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
Is what my stepson is doing bad etiquette, a slap in the face or no big deal?
Second, the complete disregard for personal privacy and political etiquette.
Every performance today contains at least traces of a lost world of courtiers, etiquette and aristocratic graces, even if the subject matter is magic swans or vampire bats.
Pre-show programming will teach children about theater etiquette, and this is a wonderful experience for families to share together.
This was more than bad etiquette, as judges are never supposed to talk during performances, according to ISU guidelines.
And that’s not even taking into account the personal-care variables—a garlic-heavy lunch, a taxing commute that leaves your shirt swampy before 9 A.M.—that can turn a typical workday into a lesson in grooming etiquette.
And none of it goes according to plan — at one point, Harding’s choreographer admits to feeling embarrassment when the 15-year-old would rub her nose during etiquette classes.
American enthusiasm for the British royal family has never been higher, and now, the Plaza Hotel is launching an etiquette class called the Duchess Effect, specifically for fans of Will, Kate, Meghan, Harry, and the rest of the Windsor clan.
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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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