Example sentences for: decorum

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

  • Decorum is what you spit in the face of.

  • In "We Do Understand," William Saletan quotes the following sentence from Deborah Tannen's The Argument Culture : "Disputation was rejected in ancient China as incompatible with the decorum and harmony cultivated by the true sage."

  • But it is the breakdown of decorum, the rejection of a social value that everyone knows is necessary, yet proscribed, that the relajo subverts.

  • Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori has worked well enough to send countless young men to their deaths through the ages.

  • But as soon as the miniskirt became part of the adult erotic arsenal, little girls' dresses sank below the knee, right where they had been in mid-Victorian times and where they still are, guarding traditional female decorum as their elders' skirts no longer do.

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