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genteel

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1 following the established traditions of refined society and good taste

  • those bygone days when young women were taught how to drink tea while wearing long gloves and other genteel ways of behaving
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3 of high birth, rank, or station

  • the genteel ladies never mixed with the servants
  • prohibited by reason of her genteel birth from marrying the man she loved
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