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Ms. Manners: Issues of rank, precedence require tolerance

Published 06/23/2012, INFORUM

DEAR MISS MANNERS: What is the appropriate way for a young clergyman or attorney at law to recover from the slight of being “presented” to an older tradesman, yeoman or mere gentleman, in order to avoid the appearance of waiving precedence or allowing the lower-ranked elder to be the superior in the interaction?

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