Definitions

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  • adv. In a decent manner; .

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a decent or becoming manner; with propriety of behavior or speech; with modesty.
  • Tolerably; passably; fairly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a decent manner
  • adv. in the right manner

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Examples

  • Our responsibility to behave fairly and decently is something we owe to other people, not to government.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • “You expect that every man pays you the least attention or treats you remotely decently is going to be your Prince Charming.”

    Sunday Scribblings – Happy Endings

  • “You expect that every manpays you the least attentionor treats youremotely decently is going to be your Prince Charming.”

    2008 June « Becca’s Byline

  • Another positive note is that the new 'Southern', whose trains run through on the other platform, have invested in decently-designed signs and an evocative logo.

    Railway Echo No.3

  • It also turns out that the Target employees hate their jobs and can't be bothered to shelve any of the swimwear decently, which is to say, at all.

    of bikinis, and other demons

  • Now if he marries — decently, that is — some woman you know that can assist him in the world, let him have what he wants.

    Doctor Thorne

  • Our change in values is not driven by indifference to crude radio shows, but the need to work longer and harder to live decently, which is rich in most of the world.

    Archive 2004-03-01

  • And yet in euery of the these passions being as it were vndecencies, there is a comelinesse to be discerned, which some men can keepe and some men can not, as to be angry, or to enuy, or to hate, or to pitie, or to be ashamed decently, that is none otherwise then reason requireth.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • Now if he marries -- decently, that is -- some woman you know that can assist him in the world, let him have what he wants.

    Doctor Thorne

  • And yet in euery of these passions being as it were vndecencies, there is a comelinesse to be discerned, which some men can keepe and some men can not, as to be angry, or to enuy, or to hate, or to pitie, or to be ashamed decently, that is none otherwise then reason requireth.

    The Arte of English Poesie

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