Now I understand that my mother was only trying to be polite in public.
Tom speaks five languages, but doesn't know how to be polite in any of them.
Which city had the friendliest and most polite inhabitants?
I find just the memory of his overly polite patronizing manner really offensive.
In the U.S. it is disrespectful to slurp while eating noodles, but in Japan it is considered polite and even flattering.
Working part-time, I found that some customers were polite, whereas others were not.
When you go abroad, it is useful to learn at least some polite phrases in the local language.
Parents also arrange marriages, which is a polite way of saying that they sell or trade their children.
Polite language, in a sense, spoils a casual atmosphere.
A polite way to reveal knowledge of a fact without telling the source of the information is to say, "a little bird told me".
Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.
Many people like these shops because the atmosphere is friendly and the shop-assistants are polite and helpful.
When it comes to great customer service and keeping the store in tip-top shape, you`re a natural - happy, friendly, polite and nothing is ever too much trouble.
It's polite, in some countries to leave a bit of food,
I bowed politely.
He declined the job-offer very politely.
Whenever she sees me, she greets me politely.
She always acts politely toward everybody.
Tom politely pretended not to notice that Mary had been crying.
I politely turned down his offer and hung up.
These bank employees seem so politely insolent lately. I wonder what's behind it.
Christopher Columbus once discovered an entire ship of deceased sailors... and politely ignored it.
When Chris suggested going out, she managed to politely say no.
You should have talked more politely.
The young man asked me politely to sit down and then he offered me some coffee.
"Excuse me," she said politely
If you ask Joe politely, he will lend you his bike.
You must speak politely when working with customers.
Of the three boys, Bill behaves most politely.
She had the decency to apologize.
He didn't have the decency to admit that he was wrong.
Have you no sense of decency?
Mark's behaviour showed a total lack of common decency.
(In the satirical biopic “W.,” about the life of the younger Bush, the head of the fraternity is shown telling incoming freshmen, during a beer-drenched initiation ritual, “Delta Kappa brothers are men of honor, decency, and God-given character.
That is beneath ordinary decency.
The members of each stratum accept as their ideal of decency the scheme of life in vogue in the next higher stratum, and bend their energies to live up to that ideal.
Decency, security, and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen.