Example sentences for: decency

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

  • That rebuke is a wonderful piece of writing--it establishes both Edgecomb's watchfulness and his decency.

  • The Supreme Court probably will overturn the notorious Communications Decency Act.

  • Complaints: 1) Gatsby (sung by tenor Jerry Hadley) lacks "the vocal flexibility or top notes to capture Gatsby's sentimental underbelly and heroic decency" (Philip Kennicott, the Washington Post ); 2) it's slow (Gatsby takes 45 minutes to show up).

  • In a famous essay, George Orwell wrote that what makes Dickens so attractive, despite his failures in characterization and a tendency toward sentimentality, is his decency.

  • 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."


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