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decorum
used in War and Peace

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Definition
manners and conduct considered to be proper and in good taste
  • "Tonight, not later," said he in a low voice, and he moved away with a decorous smile of self-satisfaction at being able clearly to understand and state the patient's condition.
    Book One — 1805 (64% in)
  • She paused as if she felt it indecorous to speak of her pregnancy before Pierre, though the gist of the matter lay in that.
    Book One — 1805 (21% in)
  • Meanwhile the younger generation: Boris, the officer, Anna Mikhaylovna's son; Nicholas, the undergraduate, the count's eldest son; Sonya, the count's fifteen-year-old niece, and little Petya, his youngest boy, had all settled down in the drawing room and were obviously trying to restrain within the bounds of decorum the excitement and mirth that shone in all their faces.
    Book One — 1805 (34% in)
  • Some ladies, with faces betraying complete forgetfulness of all the rules of decorum, pushed forward to the detriment of their toilets.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (58% in)
  • The Emperor moved forward evidently wishing to end the conversation, but the flushed and excited Italian, oblivious of decorum, followed him and continued to speak.
    Book Nine — 1812 (47% in)
  • He stood a little behind the governor and held himself with military decorum through the service, meditating on a great variety of subjects.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (35% in)

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