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notably polite or polished in manner
"When had my willful and boorish cousin turned into this urbane young artist greeting the guests at her opening reception?" wondered James.
(noun) A cry of sorrow and grief.
Synonyms: lament, lamentation, wail
The plaints of the bereaved widow and her young children haunt me in my sleep.
1. Compassion, pity, or mercy.
2. Something to provide support to a standing person.
3. A place where rules are relaxed.
4. A dagger used to deliver the death stroke to a seriously wounded person.
“Roddy chose a tapestried stool as a misericord, uncomfortable enough to
avert the danger of relaxing.”
David Stuart Leslie; Two Gentlemen Sharing
; Secker & Warburg; 1963.
“‘By St. Loy!’ Joan cried suddenly. ‘We’ll pleasure ourselves now. Will
you take ale, lady, in the misericord?’
Sweeping with mockery, she led me, while the following shadows loomed
behind, down a low passage with a dim, fanned roof and gilded bosses.
‘A shapely building, this,’ I murmured.”
Rosemary Hawley Jarman; We Speak No Treason
; Little, Brown; 1971.
“He kept his enemy in sight as his fingers searched frantically for the
misericord fastened to his swordbelt.”
Tara O’Dell; My Gallant Knight
; Zebra; 1999.
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you
must see the world. -George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (26 Jul