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Gentleman, n. A man. The term embodies a degree of respect, and
reflects a particular ideal of manhood.

Perhaps best summarized in the words, "A gentleman is a gentle man,"
this ideal did not hold that manhood was to be measured by the ability
to carry a Gatling gun, demolish buildings, and kill people. The ideal
rather had something to do with being gentle.

It is perchance because of this that the term is increasingly
considered to be an archaism.

-- Hayward's Unabridged Dictionary



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