Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Well behaved; polite.

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Usage examples "mannerly":

  1. How the girl had improved in these weeks, softened and refined and grown mannerly. - "A Letter of Credit", Susan Warner.
  2. She had now so innocent an air of being merely a sweet child that a kind of wonder possessed me, and I could not but look at her with a gaze perhaps too fixed to be mannerly. - "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker", S. Weir Mitchell.
  3. I must say it's mannerly to send a message the last minute like that! - "Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories", Kathleen Norris.