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decorum
used in Pride and Prejudice

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Definition
manners and conduct considered to be proper and in good taste
  • It seems to me to show an abominable sort of conceited independence, a most country-town indifference to decorum.
    Chapter 8 (26% in)
  • The possibility of Mr. Collins's fancying herself in love with her friend had once occurred to Elizabeth within the last day or two; but that Charlotte could encourage him seemed almost as far from possibility as she could encourage him herself, and her astonishment was consequently so great as to overcome at first the bounds of decorum, and she could not help crying out: "Engaged to Mr. Collins!
    Chapter 22 (78% in)
  • A man in distressed circumstances has not time for all those elegant decorums which other people may observe.
    Chapter 27 (71% in)
  • How grievous then was the thought that, of a situation so desirable in every respect, so replete with advantage, so promising for happiness, Jane had been deprived, by the folly and indecorum of her own family!
    Chapter 37 (87% in)
  • She had always seen it with pain; but respecting his abilities, and grateful for his affectionate treatment of herself, she endeavoured to forget what she could not overlook, and to banish from her thoughts that continual breach of conjugal obligation and decorum which, in exposing his wife to the contempt of her own children, was so highly reprehensible.
    Chapter 42 (14% in)
  • Because honour, decorum, prudence, nay, interest, forbid it.
    Chapter 56 (54% in)

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