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Definition manners and conduct considered to be proper and in good taste
  • All decorum was lost in the classroom.
decorum = manners and conduct considered to be proper and in good taste
  • She insists upon decorum and civility at her meetings.
  • decorum = proper manners
  • She offends my sense of decorum.
  • She is troubled by his indifference to decorum.
  • After the interruption, the chairperson asked for decorum and civility during the remainder of the meeting.
  • Any other plan would be contrary to reason, to precedent, and to decorum.
    Alexander Hamilton  --  Federalist Papers
  • The tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme.
  • strict in her notions of decorum, and with manners that were held a standard of good-breeding.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • Wilkins was looking important and excited, and trying to conceal an inward exultation under a manner of decorous calm.
    Christie, Agatha  --  The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • Such lack of decorum, it is clear, is as unthinkable as nudity on the street.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • decorum = manners and conduct considered to be proper and in good taste
  • In himself man is essentially a beast, only he butters it over like a slice of bread with a little decorum.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • decorum = good manners
  • She wore her decorous dresses to morning mass, and around her neck displayed the short single strand of pearls she had received on her fifteenth birthday.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • decorous = considered proper and in good taste
  • The honored guests moved silently upon the platform, herded toward their high, carved chairs by Dr. Bledsoe with the decorum of a portly head waiter.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • decorum = manners and conduct considered to be proper
  • she was exceedingly desirous that everything should go with due order and decorum.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • decorum = manners and conduct considered to be proper and in good taste
  • In reply to her mother's command and entreaty that she would behave more decorously,
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • decorously = with manners and conduct considered to be proper and in good taste
  • after a stumble, his life was regaining its due and natural character of pleasant lightheartedness and decorum.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • decorum = manners and conduct considered to be proper and in good taste
  • If ever I hear again of any lapse from a proper standard of infantile decorum, I shall ask for your transference to a Sub-Centre–preferably to Iceland.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • decorum = manners and conduct considered to be proper and in good taste
  • And liberty plucks justice by the nose;
    The baby beats the nurse, and quite athwart
    Goes all decorum.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • decorum = manners and conduct considered to be proper and in good taste
  • And I know Englishmen of the Colonel's type-even if he had fallen in love with the young lady at first sight, he would have advanced slowly and with decorum, not rushing things.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • decorum = manners and conduct considered to be proper and in good taste
  • —she saw with surprise ... Magnus Bane ... was being the model of decorum.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
decorum = manners and conduct considered to be proper and in good taste

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