Sentence Examples


  • There is no more polite nation in the world than the Japanese.
  • Zwingli was a humanist, a type abhorred of Luther; and he was far more ready for the polite Erasmian society of Basel than for a monastery.
  • Towards the end of September he fell a victim to the plague which was ravaging the land, and his illness sobered his spirit and brought into his message a deeper note than that merely moral and common-sense one with which, as a polite humanist, he had hitherto been content.
  • There was no branch of knowledge in which he did not take an absorbing interest, no polite art which he did not cultivate and encourage.
  • When Julian published an edict forbidding Christians to lecture on polite literature, Victorinus closed his school.
 

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