But those women—and men—had the decency to struggle with their emotions versus their code of conduct.
This is a simple question of decency and, surprise, the NRA failed that test in spectacular fashion.
Her son, Thomas, was then elected on with the decency she imparted to all her children.
The fact that Sutyagin will finally go free is pretty clearly a win for the forces of decency and justice and all that.
The politics of class war are safely neutered by storylines that feature an egalitarian, uniting notion of decency.
But she is only cast into a slight shadow by these veils of decency and modesty; and so Truth should show her matronly bearing.
It is not a matter of decency, of alteration or improvement in manners.
A feeling of pity for mademoiselle—perhaps of no more than decency—now overcame Marius.
decency has to do with the covering of the body and with the concealment of bodily functions.
A few of the Hun pilots have evinced certain elements of honor and decency.
1560s, "appropriateness," from Latin decentia "comeliness, decency," from decentem "becoming, fitting" (see decent). Meaning "modesty" (i.e. "appropriateness to standards of society") is from 1630s.