manner born

manner born

Familiar with such things. The phrase comes from Hamlet: “But to my mind, though I am native here. And to the manner born, it is a custom / More honour'd in the breach than the observance.” The widespread confusion between “manner and “manor” has been going on for at least two centuries. “To the manor born,” in the sense of accustomed to luxury as if raised in an aristocratic environment, was used as the title of a British sitcom that achieved some popularity on American public television.
See also: born, manner
References in classic literature ?
The Greystoke town house quite took Meriem's breath away; but when strangers were about none might guess that she had not been to the manner born.
Gliddon- and you, Silk -- who have travelled and resided in Egypt until one might imagine you to the manner born -- you, I say who have been so much among us that you speak Egyptian fully as well, I think, as you write your mother tongue -- you, whom I have always been led to regard as the firm friend of the mummies -- I really did anticipate more gentlemanly conduct from you.
Billy stepped gingerly behind, and though it never entered his mind to ape to the manner born, he succeeded in escaping conspicuous awkwardness, even at the table where he and Saxon had the unique experience of being waited on in a private house by a servant.
How could this effortlessly charming man, son of actress Angela Thorne, who is at the moment calmly pouring brown sauce over a hot bacon sandwich as to the manner born, get thrown out of drama school?
I'm told: "He wasn't quite to the manner born because he looked so ridiculous in that suit.
Perhaps we should have guessed that the Italians, to the defensive manner born, would teach Europe that the game is about stopping the opposition.
The German is an unlikely hero, but on an afternoon all about guts and commitment, shuddering challenges and brutal intensity, Freund was to the manner born.
He was, of course, to the manner born as this photograph by his father Edward (my elder son) shows.
It was in the display of two men filling the biggest boots in the English game and of a stand-in skipper to the manner born.
Anne is to the manner born and preserves the same haughty air of regality as her forbears.
And he led the line as if to the manner born, despite being asked to operate as a lone attacker hanging on to the ball when two or even three defenders were launching tackles.
Larwood's left arm is pointing to the off-side as to the manner born.
But the 25-year-old was back, to the manner born, with a maiden half-century at the highest level as England reached 222 for four at stumps on day two yesterday in reply to 234.
The RDO darted and shimmered around her to the manner born - this is where that opera pit experience pays dividends.
My point is very simple: Would someone have been stopped by reception or at the beachfront entrance if he or she spoke English, was fair in color and was to the manner born.