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Origin of decorous
OTHER WORDS FROM decorous
Example sentences from the Web for decorous
Also, I adore the devastating footnotes, wherein he eviscerates (decorously) his wayward predecessor, Andrew Field.
The rather spindly hands are placed decorously over the groin.The Shroud of Turin and Thomas de Wesselow’s ‘The Sign.’|Thomas de Wesselow|April 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A canvas portrait of a woman with a Medusa-like thicket of hair shows a spray-paint can tucked decorously in her locks.
I am witness that that ceremony is faithfully observed by both partiesand most gravely and decorously, too.A Horse's Tale|Mark Twain
I followed, first standing, and then decorously sitting down on the top of it.Penelope's Experiences in Scotland|Kate Douglas Wiggin
You can help me better by trying to behave decorously, and by keeping the other children quiet when they are in the drawing-room.Marjorie's Busy Days|Carolyn Wells
They chatted volubly over this idiosyncrasy, and even laughed at it, but quite decorously so that our feelings might be spared.A Woman's Journey through the Philippines|Florence Kimball Russel
Her eyes hinted of a recent stormy past, but once more she was decorously apparelled.The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson