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Everything went off simply, decorously, and without any affectation on his part.

They received him most decorously, for the Lone Wolf made a speech that opened their eyes.

In plain English, they jumped (but as decorously as possible) at the invitation.

I dashed the tears of laughter from my eyes, and strove to face him decorously.

Do you attend Church, do you come and decorously submit to a service?

He was entering it decorously, though not without some speed.

What there is no question about is, that our garden-party was decorously merry.

If you must air your grievances, surely you may do it quietly and decorously.

Even if Cupid appeared, he was decorously framed or pedestaled.

It started mildly and decorously with the death of a politician.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from Latin decorus "becoming, seemly, fitting, proper," from decus (genitive decoris) "ornament" (see decorate). Related: Decorously; decorousness.

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