etiquette


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etiquette

the rules of decorous behavior. In a professional sense this includes behavior towards clients and colleagues which is in the best interests of the patients.
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It seemed to be a part of corps etiquette to keep a dog or so, too.
The shutters had been opened, but the blinds were already down, with that obedience to the etiquette of death which the British woman of the lower classes always rigidly observes.
de Treville was about to reprehend this breach of the rules of etiquette, when he felt the hand of Athos, who had rallied all his energies to contend against pain, at length overcome by it, fell upon the floor as if he were dead.
Around the table reigned that noisy hilarity which usually prevails at such a time among people sufficiently free from the demands of social position not to feel the trammels of etiquette.
Though all bowed before her, as etiquette required, she had now but a single arm on which she could lean.
When I rose to go, I held out my hand, on purpose, though I knew it was contrary to the etiquette of foreign habits; she smiled, and said--
In everything else the etiquette of the day might stand the strictest investigation.
said the king, forgetting all royal etiquette, and throwing his arms around the neck of Athos, "you prove to me that there is a God in heaven, and that this God sometimes sends messengers to the unfortunate who groan on the earth.
He may in some measure have been influenced by his seamanlike impatience of the interference of landsmen, and his high notions of naval etiquette and quarter-deck authority; but he evidently had an honest, trusty concern for the interests of his employer.
Possessing, however, in default of a competent knowledge of the principles of etiquette, a very downright sense of the "meanness" of certain actions, it seemed to him to belong to his position to keep on his guard; he was not going to put it into the power of these people to say that in their house he had done anything unpleasant.
In the code of military etiquette silence and fixity are forms of deference.
Etiquette required that she should wait, immovable as an idol, while the men who wished to converse with her succeeded each other at her side.