GENTEEL, adj. Refined, after the fashion of a gent.   Observe with care, my son, the distinction I reveal:  A gentleman is gentle and a gent genteel.  Heed not the definitions your 'Unabridged' presents,  For dictionary makers are generally gents.                 G.J. -Ambrose Bierce

 

GENTEEL, adj. Refined, after the fashion of a gent. Observe with care, my son, the distinction I reveal: A gentleman is gentle and a gent genteel. Heed not the definitions your 'Unabridged' presents, For dictionary makers are generally gents. G.J.


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