01. She didn't really like the meal, but she pretended to enjoy it out of [courtesy].
02. Her children are generally very [courteous], and will undoubtedly be very well-behaved.
03. I sent in an application, and they didn't even have enough [courtesy] to respond to it.
04. Randall applied for the position, but is only being interviewed as a [courtesy] because everyone knows that Sandra will get the job.
05. There is a [courtesy] phone in the lobby for use by hotel guests.
06. The President paid a [courtesy] call on the Queen while in London to meet with the Prime Minister.
07. A hotel room for the night will be provided [courtesy] of the airline as a result of the canceled flight.
08. It can be a challenge to be [courteous] with particularly difficult clients; however, our job requires that we be polite at all times.
09. The Ambassador was welcomed at the airport with the usual [courtesies].
10. They have always been very [courteous], even when we have had our disagreements.
11. She has always been treated [courteously] by her ex-husband's family.
12. Children should be taught simple [courtesies] such as 'please' and 'thank-you' at a very young age.
13. Whenever you disagree with me, I hope you will be honest and [courteous] enough to let me know.
14. It is simply a [courtesy] to let people know if you are not going to be able to attend their party.
15. A [courtesy] car will be provided while your car is in the garage.
16. The children have to learn that it is [courteous] to thank people for a gift, even when it is something they don't want.
17. The people of Madagascar are extremely [courteous], and generally will not speak too loudly.
18. We promise prompt [courteous] service, and the best prices in town.
19. My grandfather maintains that young people these days just don't show [courtesy] to people like they did in his day.
20. A Chinese proverb notes that [courtesy] never offended anybody.
21. A Chinese proverb warns that excessive [courtesy] must contain deceit.
22. Mason Cooley once said, "When [courtesy] fails, be nasty, brutish, and short."
23. Jacques Maritain once suggested that gratitude is the most exquisite form of [courtesy].
24. Someone once suggested that [courtesy] is the key to successful human relationships.
25. Francis Bacon wrote that if a man be gracious and [courteous] to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from others' lands, but a continent that joins to them.
26. The staff in that store are very [discourteous], and I will never shop there again.
27. Failing to acknowledge help that has been offered is a real [discourtesy], and is simply unacceptable in polite company.

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