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- The quality of being polite.
- An act of politeness.
- 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, page 145:
- These politenesses left Miss Marley floundering for initiative, holding Jasper and being solemnly inspected by Podson, who clearly depended on her the convention of an afternoon call.
act of being polite