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decorum
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Lord of the Flies
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  • That was from Piggy, shocked out of decorum.
  • Suddenly Piggy was a-bubble with decorous excitement.
  • …and yet—hair, much too long, tangled here and there, knotted round a dead leaf or a twig; faces cleaned fairly well by the process of eating and sweating but marked in the less accessible angles with a kind of shadow; clothes, worn away, stiff like his own with sweat, put on, not for decorum or comfort but out of custom; the skin of the body, scurfy with brine— He discovered with a little fall of the heart that these were the conditions he took as normal now and that he did not mind.

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  • All decorum was lost in the classroom.
  • She insists upon decorum and civility at her meetings.

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