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decorum
used in Lord of the Flies

3 uses
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Definition
manners and conduct considered to be proper and in good taste
  • That was from Piggy, shocked out of decorum.
    p. 89.3
decorum = manners and conduct considered to be proper
  • Suddenly Piggy was a-bubble with decorous excitement.
    p. 15.7
  • ...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.
    p. 110.3

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