Loving him was no excuse, because even knowing he didn't love her, she still couldn't find the decency to leave.
19), so long as decency and order were preserved.
Having been all my life (till very lately) so tenacious of every point relating to decency and order, that I should have thought the saving of souls almost a sin, if it had not been done in a church."Next day Wesley followed Whitefield's example.
Clothing did not originate in ideas of decency (Gen.
42) points to a later date than the law which enforced the same regard for decency by forbidding the priests to ascend altars with steps (ib.
15 a to highway may be caused by encroachment, by interfering with the soil of the highway, by attracting crowds, by creating danger or inconvenience on or near the highway, by placing obstacles on the highway, by unreasonable user, by offences against decency and good order, &c.
It must be " tried by the laws of decency and propriety."
The Baganda are not a very moral people, but they have an extreme regard for decency, and are always scrupulously clothed (formerly in bark-cloth, now in calico).
As a general rule, it may be said that all the Bantu tribes in the western half of the protectorate, including the Basoga, are careful to consider decency in their clothing, while the Nilotic negroes are often completely nude in both sexes.
To play with decency the part of a constitutional king.
He had the conviction that his princeship entitled him to disregard decency and the feelings of others.
She enforced outward decency in her household, was herself temperate in eating and drinking, and was by no means tolerant of disorderly behaviour on the part of the ladies of her court.
Hamel, Histoire de Saint-Just (1859), which brought a fine to the publishers for outrage on public decency; F.
He made a series of pastoral visits, and restored decency and dignity to divine service.
Yet was this Nantucketer a man with some good-hearted traits; and this Lakeman, a mariner, who though a sort of devil indeed, might yet by inflexible firmness, only tempered by that common decency of human recognition which is the meanest slave's right; thus treated, this Steelkilt had long been retained harmless and docile.