Example sentences for: decency

How can you use “decency” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In so doing, he shows us that a great deal of sadism, animality, and outright lust can lurk behind people's anodyne professions that they just want to "uphold the law" or "maintain a level of decency."

  • Alexander's supporters universally admire his brains, decency, commitment to public service, and honor.

  • Neighbors attribute decency to the killer next door because the standard of behavior required for being a good neighbor is so extremely low.

  • His case against feminist Holocaust studies can be reduced to three main objections: 1) Alter's argument, made with less subtlety; 2) a somewhat crankish concern that the "object of such exercises" as feminist Holocaust scholarship is "to sever Jewish women, in their own minds, from their families as well as from the larger Jewish community"; and 3) the sense that such treatment violates taste, decorum, and "human decency."

  • A classic illustration of the spillover problem is the Communications Decency Act, passed earlier this year in an attempt to stop "indecency" on the Internet.


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