there are certain rules of decorum which cannot be disregarded with impunity.
He made a joke or two, and talked just as much as was consistent with due decorum, and began work.
But afterwards a change came over Anna’s face which really was beyond decorum.
That you may know that since you have not carried out my wishes in regard to observing outward decorum, I will take measures to put an end to this state of things.
I must say and express fully the following points: first, exposition of the value to be attached to public opinion and to decorum; secondly, exposition of religious significance of marriage; thirdly, if need be, reference to the calamity possibly ensuing to our son; fourthly, reference to the unhappiness likely to result to herself.
The memory of how he had received her confession of infidelity on their way home from the races (especially that he had insisted only on the observance of external decorum, and had not sent a challenge) tortured him like a remorse.
He was glad that all hostility was at an end with Vronsky, and the sense of peace, decorum, and comfort never left him.
She would not regard the slightest request—that she should observe decorum," he said, getting heated.
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All decorum was lost in the classroom.
She insists upon decorum and civility at her meetings.