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  • adv. In a decorous manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a decorous manner; with decorum.

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

  • adv. in a proper and decorous manner


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  • 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.

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  • After a long court battle, a settlement was reached—the merchant was granted membership and the cats were more decorously positioned.

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  • The protesters have largely been very decorously behaved.

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  • Wallace Nutting's hand-colored photographs of carefully staged "Colonial" interiors with decorously posed costumed inhabitants had popularized the myth by 1910.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • I say he probably hangs on, but none too bravely or decorously and then slowly start to make an exit after this session.

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  • 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.

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  • Heavily laden, the trailer no longer bounces but follows decorously.

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