Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a decorous manner; with decorum.
- adv. In a decorous manner.
- adv. in a proper and decorous manner
“Those curious, consulting the yellowed files of the newspapers, can read little protests -- signed with _nom de plumes_ -- from young women, complaining that young men of their acquaintance, after calling decorously on them, would cross quite openly to the house over the way.”
“After a long court battle, a settlement was reached—the merchant was granted membership and the cats were more decorously positioned.”
“The protesters have largely been very decorously behaved.”
“Wallace Nutting's hand-colored photographs of carefully staged "Colonial" interiors with decorously posed costumed inhabitants had popularized the myth by 1910.”
“And now here we are, encountering another sort of ground zero — this one economic — and my house is stacked with photocopied short stories whose paper clips fall to the floor after being decorously pulled at by the tiny teeth of cats.”
“Jim should have gone with my suggestion of depicting Euron in his most iconic scene: drunk and naked but for an eye-patch and a cloak decorously covering the family jewels, a wine cup in hand.”
“Where Totoco is decorously austere, Jicaro is rather a boutique luxury retreat, complete with cool welcome drinks under sweeping palm fronds, fresh locally-grown coffee served on private decks, designer dinners, and a decadent Zen-like spa overlooking the still waters.”
“I say he probably hangs on, but none too bravely or decorously and then slowly start to make an exit after this session.”
“In the first chapter she enrols as a student of the Lincolnshire bike-builder Dave Yates, leaving five days later with her own blood-red, hand-welded racer which is pictured leaned decorously against a tree in Richmond Park.”
“Heavily laden, the trailer no longer bounces but follows decorously.”
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