You can't be decent for two seconds, can you?
She looked decent in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt.
You're being decent right now.
Looks like you could use a decent meal.
Oh, and wear something decent this time.
Still, sometimes he's decent enough that I think there's more to him.
Why should not established institutions proceed upon the customary and convenient methods of routine, while the delights of existence were augmented, manners polished, arts developed, and a golden age of epicurean ease made decent by a state religion which no one cared to break with because no one was left to regard it seriously?
Is there nothing that is decent to eat in this palace?
I'm going to get an education and a decent job.
On the death of Ignatius, probably in October 878, Photius, after a decent show of reluctance, again filled the patriarchal throne.
"Ikir wouldn't spring for somewhere decent?" she asked, looking around in disgust.
Gerald was a decent sort.
It wasn't possible there was a decent side to him.
Dean was surprised just how tired he was and happy to get a decent night's sleep before tackling the next day's 60-mile run to Pagosa Springs—leg two of the "Ride the Rockies Tour."
He deserves a decent burial.
She'd been having a decent time with the blond hottie.
The Government of Ireland Bill gave no protection to landowners, but as the crisis was mainly agrarian, it would have been hardly decent to make no show of considering them.
King Leopold was personally a man of considerable attainments and much strength of character, but he was a notoriously dissolute monarch, who even to the last offended decent opinion by his indulgences at Paris and on the Riviera.
The decent burial of the dead was a matter especially provided for by the Roman laws.
They demand that the persons should show a desire for amendment; they subject them to firm discipline, and give them hard work; they give them decent clothes, and strive to win them to a Christian life.
We have a comparatively decent system of common schools, schools for infants only; but excepting the half-starved Lyceum in the winter, and latterly the puny beginning of a library suggested by the State, no school for ourselves.
Maybe one day they'll rub off on you, help you get a decent man.
Rhyn enjoyed the feel of a weapon in his hand and facing a decent opponent.
Martha, who couldn't have run that fast from her trailer if she did have a decent pair of sneakers—which she didn't—was at the door, pulling a sled upon which was piled a bundle far smaller than any ten-year-old's belongings ought to represent.
I appreciate you helping me, Xander, and for being somewhat decent to my cousin.
"Don't try to be decent now," she murmured.
Urged by such considerations, he once more turned his eyes to the scene of his early exile, where he might live on his decent patrimony in a style which was impossible in England, and pursue unembarrassed his literary studies.
The modern system of hygiene is in great part founded upon Decent pathology.
Almost the only decent buildings are the governor's palace, the British residency and the houses of some well-to-do merchants.
Miss Cons, whose social work in Lambeth had made her well acquainted with the difficulties of providing decent amusement at a cheap rate for the people of the neighbourhood, obtained an interest in the building about 1880.
Early in his term he carried out a policy he had urged upon the government when minister to France and when vice-president, by dispatching naval forces to coerce Tripoli into a decent respect for the trade of his country - the first in Christendom to gain honourable immunity from tribute or piracy in the Mediterranean.
Philo, De decent oraculis, 9, i I, and the Midrash on Ps.
Those taking part in processions are to walk bare-headed (weather permitting), two and two, in decent costume, and with reverent mien; clergy and laity, men and women, are to walk separately.
After all you've gone through, it's a shame you can't even get a decent night's sleep.
You should let him take a decent nap in our room and drop this silly business.
Rather, he'd done the decent thing and spared her further heartache.
Decent wasn't the word she'd ever use for Rhyn.
We've been trying to help put her through a good school for her advanced degree, so she can start working some place and make decent money.
He.d come to keep an eye on her and, allegedly, to help his brothers on the Council, though not even he believed he had a decent bone in his body.
He read the note and was so overcome with grief he covered up what she did, falsely reported her death and gave her a decent burial.
Josh Reynolds, you can march your jealous carcass right out that door and don't you come back until you can talk to me like I'm a reasonably intelligent and decent person.
"I haven't had a decent shower in a week," she said, tossing him her knives.
I haven't eaten a decent meal in weeks.
The officers of the Church during the first few centuries of its existence were content to officiate in the dress of civil life, though their garments were expected to be scrupulously clean and of decent quality.
Many even of these readings merely relate to variations of spelling, pronunciation or grammatical forms; others substitute a more decent expression for the coarser phrase of the text, but in some instances the suggested reading really affects the sense of the passage.
But it is, in fact, only another illustration of the manner in which Philip's position and power enabled him to place a decent disguise on the real nature of the change.
A cynicism so unblushing shocked even the seasoned diplomats of the congress, who would have preferred that the king should have made a decent show of yielding to force.
A means of indescribable torture to a decent man and a prolific source of vice and crime to a criminal.
Even after leaving prison he was necessarily an outcast from decent circles, and he lived mainly on the Continent, under the name of "Sebastian Melmoth."
Two popes anathematized each other from Avignon and from Rome, and zealous churchmen were at their wit's end to concoct ways and means, by general councils of Constance and Basel and otherwise, to restore peace to a distracted church, and to discipline the clergy into decent living.
In the Second Prayer -book vestment and cope alike disappear; but a cope was worn by the prelate who consecrated Archbishop Parker, and by the "gentlemen" as well as the priests of Queen Elizabeth's chapel; and, finally, by the 24th canon (of 1603) a "decent cope" was prescribed for the "principal minister" at the celebration of Holy Communion in cathedral churches as well as for the "gospeller and epistler."
They wear a minimum of covering, but, unlike the Melanesians, are strictly decent, while they are more moral than the Polynesians.
At present, they win hands down on "less expensive" and put in a decent showing on a couple more factors.
They say we are going to Olmutz, and Olmutz is a very decent town.
Each of them desired nothing more than to give himself up as a prisoner to escape from all this horror and misery; but on the one hand the force of this common attraction to Smolensk, their goal, drew each of them in the same direction; on the other hand an army corps could not surrender to a company, and though the French availed themselves of every convenient opportunity to detach themselves and to surrender on the slightest decent pretext, such pretexts did not always occur.
Everybody sees that things are going so badly that they cannot be allowed to go on so and that it is the duty of all decent men to counteract it as far as they can.
What can decent men do?
(This memorable victory is annually commemorated by the Boers as Dingaan's Day, while the Umslatos, which ran red with the blood of the slain, was renamed Blood river.) Dingaan fled, the victorious Boers entered the royal kraal, gave decent burial to the skeletons of Retief and his party, and regarded themselves as now undisputed masters of Natal.
Kris pursed his lips, wanting to release the curses coiled on his tongue. He looked her over. She'd at least worn sturdy shoes, long pants and shirt. She was in decent shape, slender and toned from Pilates and the gym.