DECOROUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DECOROUS
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 a.  according with propriety, dignity, good taste in manners and conduct
Classic Sentence: (93 in 7 pages)
1  The green eyes in the carefully sweet face were turbulent, willful, lusty with life, distinctly at variance with her decorous demeanor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  Under the arbor sat the married women, their dark dresses decorous notes in the surrounding color and gaiety.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  Then there would have been a decorous interval of a year or at least six months.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
4  A lady so decorous in herself, and so highly connected, was not to be suspected of dropping over the banisters or sliding down them, yet her extraordinary facility of locomotion suggested the wild idea.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
5  A direct fall from upright to horizontal, which was the end of the other fighting characters, was not an elegant or decorous part for a girl.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 5 Through the Moonlight
6  Bazarov did not like this measured, somewhat ostentatious punctuality in daily life, 'like moving along rails,' he pronounced it to be; the footmen in livery, the decorous stewards, offended his democratic sentiments.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
7  "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.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXI
8  Jo couldn't even lose her heart in a decorous manner, but sternly tried to quench her feelings, and failing to do so, led a somewhat agitated life.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
9  The whole tribe of decorous personages, who had never heretofore been seen with a single hair of their heads awry, would start into public view with the disorder of a nightmare in their aspects.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
10  Even he was sensible of the decorous atmosphere and even he began to respond to the religious stimulus.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In GRACE
11  Under the masonic aprons and insignia he saw the uniforms and decorations at which they aimed in ordinary life.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VII
12  He narrated that episode so persistently and with so important an air that everyone believed in the merit and usefulness of his deed, and he had obtained two decorations for Austerlitz.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XI
13  A large crowd of militiamen and domestics were moving toward her, and in their midst several men were supporting by the armpits and dragging along a little old man in a uniform and decorations.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER VIII
14  Then they dressed him in uniform with his decorations and placed his shriveled little body on a table.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER VIII
15  Prince Vasili, who having obtained a new post and some fresh decorations was particularly proud at this time, seemed to him a pathetic, kindly old man much to be pitied.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XIX
Example Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
16  It was a building without any adornment or decoration.
17  He is an expert on Islamic decoration.
18  The decoration and furnishings had to be practical enough for a family home.
19  Such decoration was a typical feature of the baroque period.
20  A home does not consist in the quality of its architecture and decoration.
21  His style of interior decoration was eclectic: bits and pieces of furnishings from widely divergent periods, strikingly juxtaposed to create a unique decor.
22  If you're not sure where to start when selecting Christmas decoration, spend a few minutes considering the colors that you want to focus in.
23  Our gardener is a jack of all trades, he can do carpentering, decorating, a bit of plumbing, and so on.
24  When he bought his house, he began to look for flowers and decorative shrubs, and began to read books dealing with horticultural matters.
25  It is unusual to have decorative girl's baseballs; but you can see pink baseball mitts there.
26  An ornamental plant is a plant that is grown for its decorative qualities, rather than for its commercial or other value.
27  She drew a decorative border around the picture.
28  The style is ornate and highly decorative.
29  They've also agreed to decorate their shop windows with slightly bigger manikins.
30  Girls of this school like to quilt small things to decorate their bedrooms.