courtesy


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civility costs nothing

It is easy to be respectful. You don't have to be their best friends, but you could at least say hi to them—civility costs nothing.
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courtesy costs nothing

It is easy to be respectful. You don't have to be their best friends, but you could at least say hi to them—courtesy costs nothing.
See also: cost, courtesy, nothing

courtesy of (someone or something)

1. Provided by. All the film scenes in the documentary are courtesy of Paramount Pictures. For the new school year, we're all getting new laptops courtesy of a local charity.
2. Due to someone or something. We were able to remodel the gym courtesy of very generous alumni donations.
See also: courtesy, of

do (one) the courtesy of (doing something)

To be considerate enough to do a particular thing. Would you at least do me the courtesy of not interrupting me?
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have the courtesy to (do something)

To be kind or polite enough to do something. I was late, but luckily Sean had the courtesy to save me a seat.
See also: courtesy, have

out of courtesy (to one)

With kindly consideration or regard (to one); done so as not to offend or be impolite to one. I'm willing to overlook the incident this once out of courtesy to your father, but I won't hesitate to put you in prison if it ever happens again. We're letting him join in out of courtesy, not because we want to be friends with him.
See also: courtesy, of, out

Civility costs nothing.

 and Courtesy costs nothing.
Prov. It never hurts you to be polite. Always greet people politely, no matter what you think of them. Civility costs nothing. Why not write Mildred a thank-you note? Courtesy costs nothing.
See also: cost, nothing

out of courtesy (to someone)

in order to be polite to someone; out of consideration for someone. We invited Mary's brother out of courtesy to her. They invited me out of courtesy.
See also: courtesy, of, out

courtesy of somebody/something


1 (also by courtesy of somebody/something) with the official permission of somebody/something and as a favour: The pictures have been reproduced by courtesy of the British Museum.
2 given as a prize or provided free by a person or an organization: Win a weekend in Rome, courtesy of Fiat.
3 as the result of a particular thing or situation: Viewers can see the stadium from the air, courtesy of a camera fastened to the plane.

do somebody the courtesy of doing something

be polite by doing the thing that is mentioned: Please do me the courtesy of listening to what I’m saying.

have the courtesy to do something

know when you should do something in order to be polite: You think he’d at least have the courtesy to call to say he’d be late.
See also: courtesy, have, something
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12-93 1993 provides issuance of diplomatic passports by courtesy to former SFAs, among other govt officials.
It did not provide for issuance of diplomatic passports by courtesy.
Locsin clarified that the said order provides issuance of diplomatic passports by courtesy to former DFA secretaries, among other government officials.
It did not provide for issuance of diplomatic passports by courtesy. D.O.20-99 1999 removes any mention of courtesy diplomatic passports and all prior regs...
Image courtesy of Paul Vibert on behalf of the Estate of Hyman Segal.
The British doctor's courtesy shows there are good people everywhere.
Courtesy lane facilities in other DFA Consular Offices, however, will remain open.
The courtesy lane is a special section provided to service the consular needs of senior citizens, persons with disabilities, overseas Filipino workers, solo parents, children 7 years old and below and pregnant passport applicants.
As early as 1993, a nationally representative survey of physicians in the United States reported that 96% extended professional courtesy to other physicians and their family members by either altogether waiving or reducing their fee.1 Against this backdrop of professional courtesy values and ethos going back to antiquity; voices of dissent began to appear more vociferously in the last decade of twentieth century.
Professional courtesy, once commonplace and deemed almost scared among physicians, is now only being offered by literally a dying and die hard breed of old school physicians; who take pride in extending this courtesy to their fellow physicians.
| Hair and makeup for the bride, mother of the bride and bridesmaids, courtesy of Cardiff Bride.
| A four-tiered cake worth PS450 courtesy of Cakey Wakey.
Monopolistic Practices and the Decline of Trade Courtesy
Paratextual Ghosts of Courtesy: James Joyce and J.R.R.