And now, having worked like a field hand, she had to retire decorously when the fun was just beginning.
The green eyes in the carefully sweet face were turbulent, willful, lusty with life, distinctly at variance with her decorous demeanor.
Under the arbor sat the married women, their dark dresses decorous notes in the surrounding color and gaiety.
Then there would have been a decorous interval of a year or at least six months.
As she heard her fly up the stairs, two at a time, she paused, hairpin in mid-air, realizing that something must be wrong, for Melanie always moved as decorously as a dowager.
She had been raised in the bedroom of Solange Robillard, Ellen O’Hara’s mother, a dainty, cold, high-nosed French-woman, who spared neither her children nor her servants their just punishment for any infringement of decorum.
They knew what was decorous behavior and what was not and they never failed to make their opinions known—Mrs. Merriwether at the top of her voice, Mrs. Elsing in an elegant die-away drawl and Mrs. Whiting in a distressed whisper which showed how much she hated to speak of such things.
Dead with neat stones above them, saying: ’Here lies a soldier of the Confederacy, dead for the Southland’ or ’Dulce et decorum est—’ or any of the other popular epitaphs.
He was decorously clad in black, his linen frilly and starched, and his manner was all that custom demanded from an old friend paying a call of sympathy on one bereaved.
You are confessing and you might as well confess the truth as a decorous lie.
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All decorum was lost in the classroom.
She insists upon decorum and civility at her meetings.