out of politeness


: in order to be polite : in order to show good manners

Examples of out of politeness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The women, in turn, will protest out of politeness. Raja Abdulrahim, New York Times, 21 Apr. 2023 Sighing deeply with exasperation, Baumgartner ponders whether to pop Ed in the snout or to play along out of politeness. Paul Auster, Harper’s Magazine , 16 Mar. 2022 And was about to turn and go—but couldn’t, out of politeness, not nod to the group in parting. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, National Review, 14 Oct. 2021 Unqualified leads, on the other hand, may ignore your calls for months, or even worse, string you along out of politeness but have no intentions or ability of ever actually buying your product! Manage your relationships. Nick Leighton, Forbes, 1 June 2021 With my aunt ordering cheesecake for dessert and taking only a bite and leaving me with the burden of trying to eat the rest out of politeness? Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 8 Feb. 2021

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“Out of politeness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20politeness. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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