Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being decent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Decency.

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Examples

  • The idea sure sounds horrible, but of course Pirates of the Caribbean has nothing to do with its ride, so I assume this could theoretically achieve the same level of decentness.

    Tomorrowland: The Movie | /Film

  • We've had faith in their general decentness about using this power, about not gaming their systems, and generally working hard to provide us with the "right" search results.

    Hugh McGuire: Amazon's Sexual Failure

  • They really lost something cruicial to the show when they lost Michael, but the show still has random moments of decentness.. and I really expect the 2 hours of JSA to be pretty awesome, especially if they bring all the members of JLA back. smallvillefan

    CW To Air Two Hour Justice Society-Themed Smallville Movie | /Film

  • ****** You may quibble their decentness as you see fit, but they keep the cat fed and garner enough attention to fulfill my modest desires.

    why I have the best commenters on lj, #325

  • I believe in the inherent decentness of most people - that is, individual people, each on her/his own.

    provincial talk

  • Your Cursed Carelessness & slovenlyness about your own Body and your dress Nothing going on but drinking Calybogus Schewing Tobacco & playing Cards in place of that decentness & Cleanliness that all Gentlemen who has the least Regard for themselves & Character must & does observe.

    An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America

  • Sandra Bullock, who's made hundreds of millions of dollars off the illusion of niceness and hamishness and old-fashioned nothing-special decentness, is so far out there that even the most gullible will surely never trust the media again.

    the latest from teenvogue.com

  • Managing Editor Rick Stengel praised Ignatius for "his sharp story sense, his encyclopedic knowledge that spanned everything from international affairs to popular culture ... and his decentness and good humor."

    mediabistro.com: Media News

  • With the eruption of the running game last week, the rookie's struggles and Oakland's decentness against the pass (allowing an 83.4 QB rating), it might be a handoff-a-thon.

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