Loving him was no excuse, because even knowing he didn't love her, she still couldn't find the decency to leave.
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.
Nor in any series of comedies in existence is decency so rarely sacrificed to a desire for popularity or a false sense of wit.
He was singularly sweet-tempered, and shrank from the impassioned political bitterness that raged about him; bore with relative equanimity a flood of coarse and malignant abuse of his motives, morals, religion, 4 personal honesty and decency; cherished very few personal animosities; and better than any of his great antagonists cleared political opposition of illblooded personality.
Sometimes, as for instance during the insurrection of Zebrzydowski, Skarga intervened personally in politics, and on the side of order and decency, for his loyalty to the crown was as unquestionable as his devotion to the Church.
The external side of religion - its rites and observances - must of necessity be subject to a certain control on the part of the state, whose business it is to see to the preservation of decency and order.