adverb. ['pəˈlaɪtli'] in a polite manner.
- -ly (English)
- -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
- polite (English)
- politus (Latin)
Rhymes with Politely
Sentences with politely
Write the body of your letter politely and professionally.
Quotes about politely
1. Since I don't smoke, I decided to grow a mustache - it is better for the health.However, I always carried a jewel-studded cigarette case in which, instead of tobacco, were carefully placed several mustaches, Adolphe Menjou style. I offered them politely to my friends: "Mustache? Mustache? Mustache?"Nobody dared to touch them. This was my test regarding the sacred aspect of mustaches.
- Salvador Dalí, Dalí's Mustache
2. He and the girl had almost nothing to say to each other. One thing he did say was, 'I ain't got any tattoo on my back.''What you got on it?' the girl said.'My shirt,' Parker said. 'Haw.''Haw, haw,' the girl said politely.
- Flannery O'Connor, The Complete Stories
3. Spend the years of learning squanderingCourage for the years of wanderingThrough a world politely turningFrom the loutishness of learning.
- Samuel Beckett, Collected Poems in English and French