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The Brothers Karamazov
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decorum
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Soon they began to lay aside even external decorum and almost seemed to feel they had a sort of right to discard it.
  • Suddenly an extraordinary uproar in the passage in open defiance of decorum burst on his ears.
  • But external decorum was still preserved and Father Paissy, with a stern face, continued firmly and distinctly reading aloud the Gospel, apparently not noticing what was taking place around him, though he had, in fact, observed something unusual long before.
  • Madame Hohlakov had been slightly ailing for the last three weeks: her foot had for some reason swollen up, and though she was not in bed, she lay all day half-reclining on the couch in her boudoir, in a fascinating but decorous deshabille.

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

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