decorum

Part of speech: noun

Propriety, as in manner, conduct, etc.

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Usage examples "decorum":

  1. In consequence of his great skill and reputation, he was employed to teach her music; and she it appears was too sensible, at least for the decorum of our present manners, of his worth. - "Anna St. Ives", Thomas Holcroft.
  2. The council began with all the old- time forms, with gravity and decorum. - "The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop", Hamlin Garland.
  3. Like the servants' hall, it was a large apartment, and, like it, was bewildering in its colour and movement, to eyes accustomed to the grey decorum of Mrs. Handsomebody's establishment. - "Explorers of the Dawn", Mazo de la Roche.