Thesaurus / decorous
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
He remembered how decorous and dignified was the Mogul court when Britain paid honor to an ancient dynasty.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
His visions of a merry riot were all fled, and he was listening with the eagerness of a decorous Sunday-school child.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
Half of the people had taken their seats when he began; there was a hasty scramble, and a decorous, half-checked smile.
HILDASARAH JEANETTE DUNCAN
The past has come down to us cloaked and shrouded, and attended by its decorous retinue of mutes and bearers.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
Let us turn into the British Museum and see sensible, decorous Boxing-day there.
MYSTIC LONDON:CHARLES MAURICE DAVIES
Deane watched his face as—perfunctorily subdued, decorous, he stood where Ruth had stood a moment before.
If the palace was not so gay as during the reign of Madame de Montespan, it was more decorous and more intellectual.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIIJOHN LORD
Tall, erect, with her hands resting on the high rail, she made a decorous and restful figure against the sunset sky.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
This, we supposed, would tend to her welfare and induce her to lead a regular, decorous life; but we were mistaken.
COMPLETE SHORT WORKSGEORG EBERS
Then she hastily mastered their contents, and made answer in the briefest and most decorous manner.
THE MARK OF CAINANDREW LANG
WORDS RELATED TO DECOROUS
- comme il faut
- on the up and up
- straight arrow
- straight shooting
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