Still, Lauer, a self-professed “lifelong bacon enthusiast,” started off decently enough.
You need—peacefully, humbly, decently—to make them spill your blood.
But you certainly wouldn't know this if you were even a decently informed voter.
Yonni did the right thing when he asked two women to treat each other decently—simply because he loves them both.
He had his share in the food of the family, and he was just decently clothed, but there was an end to personal enterprises.
I am sure Jack felt it, for, as soon as he decently could, he got up to go.
Finally someone was roused to shame and remorse at the piteous sight; he was washed, shaved, and decently clothed.
On the spot, and thank you, if you can wait till I am able to move about decently.
There was no snow even, for the wind swept it away as it fell, and we couldn't so much as decently cover him.
It is to be hoped that, at any rate, she will provide us with decently cooked food.
1530s, "proper to one's station or rank," also "tasteful," from Middle French décent, or directly from Latin decentem (nominative decens) "becoming, seemly, fitting, proper," present participle of decere "to be fitting or suitable," from PIE *deke-, from root *dek- "to take, accept, to receive, greet, be suitable" (cf. Greek dokein "to appear, seem, think," dekhesthai "to accept;" Sanskrit daśasyati "shows honor, is gracious," dacati "makes offerings, bestows;" Latin docere "to teach," decus "grace, ornament"). Meaning "kind, pleasant" is from 1902. Are you decent? (1949) was originally backstage theater jargon for "are you dressed."
Good, often very good: makes a decent living