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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 new addition will arrive just weeks before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on May 19 at Windsor Castle, where, hopefully, George will practice better etiquette than at his Aunt Pippa’s wedding.
Militia etiquette has it that you aren’t really supposed to be in more than one, but Stein was, after all, a man of action.
Republicans know this and don’t care, while Democrats default to etiquette and hope that reason prevails.
The code contains a list of Star-Spangled Banner etiquette.
There will also be more extensive weekend-long courses, during which participants will study everything from proper posture and how to set a formal table to social media etiquette and how to select a diamond.
Take a moment, breathe into a brown paper bag if necessary and follow these basic etiquette tips for watching these magnificent avians.
Lizzie Post, co-president of the Emily Post Institute, which gives advice on etiquette, says the most important thing is ensuring that younger children are given the priority when trick-or-treating on Halloween.
Some offered tips on etiquette to avoid accidents and keep traffic moving.
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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.
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