Examples of usage:

  1. " I have," I answered, " an intense interest in all occult phenomena; believing in regard to alleged magic, as the scientists say of practical science, that every one branch of such knowledge throws light on others; and if there be nothing in your story which it is personally painful to relate, you need not be silenced by any apprehension of discourteous criticism on my part." "Across the Zodiac" by Percy Greg
  2. The shock of disappointment and a certain latent antagonism caused him to speak with a directness which was in itself discourteous. "Gulmore, The Boss" by Frank Harris
  3. It seemed, too, as if he were determined to be discourteous, for he sat with his shoulder deliberately turned towards the door, and made no attempt to get his Arab out of the way, although the train was just about to start. "The Garden Of Allah" by Robert Hichens
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