It must be " tried by the laws of decency and propriety."
Clothing did not originate in ideas of decency (Gen.
Loving him was no excuse, because even knowing he didn't love her, she still couldn't find the decency to leave.
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).
The constitutional quarrels of his reign were conducted with decency and order, because the king knew his own limitations, and because his subjects trusted to his wisdom and moderation in times of crisis.
Her social influence was not as great as it might have been, owing to her holding no recognized position at court, but it was always exercised on the side of decency and morality, and it must not be forgotten that from her former life she was intimate with the literary people of the day.
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.
It shows in its author a want of reverence, a want of decency in the proper sense, a too great readiness to condescend to the easiest kind of ludicrous ideas and the kind most acceptable at that time to the common run of mankind.
He had the conviction that his princeship entitled him to disregard decency and the feelings of others.
Nor in any series of comedies in existence is decency so rarely sacrificed to a desire for popularity or a false sense of wit.
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.
The new amie used her influence on the side of decency, and the queen openly declared she had never been so well treated as at this time, and eventually died in Mme de Maintenon's arms in 1683.
Hamel, Histoire de Saint-Just (1859), which brought a fine to the publishers for outrage on public decency; F.
circus and the theatre, where decency is wholly set at nought, and Minerva, Mars, Neptune and the old gods are still worshipped (vi.
The churchwardens, who are representative officers of the parishes, are also executive officers of the bishops in all matters touching the decency and order of the churches and of the churchyards, and they are responsible to the bishops for the due discharge of their duties; but the abolition of church rates has relieved the churchwardens of the most onerous part of their duties, which was connected with the stewardship of the church funds of their parishes.
He was the only one up there who had a lick of decency.
The lack of this basic human decency in their comments sent alarm bell ringing in my head.
decency laws, frequently leading to arrest.
High Court ruling is a victory for human decency.
For some schools, students' mode of dress has gotten so out of hand that decency has been exchanged for short skirts, skimpy tops, and sagging pants.
shred of decency in Xena seemed to die too.
Disgraceful, I call it - it offends human decency... .
It's a shame you haven't got the decency to do the same.
People out there just don't have any common decency any more.
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He dealt with the immodesty of the contemporary stage, supporting his contentions by a long series of references attesting the comparative decency of Latin and Greek drama; with the profane language indulged in by the players; the abuse of the clergy common in the drama; the encouragement of vice by representing the vicious characters as admirable and successful; and finally he supported his general position by the analysis of particular plays, Dryden's Amphitryon, Vanbrugh's Relapse and D'Urfey's Don Quixote.
At the most important crisis of his life in 1783, he almost made an ostentation of disorder and of indifference not only to appearances, but even to decency.
The pettiest princeling had his army, his palaces, his multitudes of household officers; and most of them pampered every vulgar appetite without respect either to morality or to decency.
Although the Vaishnava sects hitherto noticed, in their adoration of Vishnu and his incarnations, Krishna and Ramachandra, usually associate with these gods their Brot wives, as their saktis, or female energies, the sexual element is, as a rule, only just allowed sufficient scope to enhance the emotional character of the rites of worship. In some of the later Vaishnava creeds, on the other hand, this element is far from being kept within the bounds of moderation and decency.
Only in a secondary sense is approval due to certain " abilities and dispositions immediately connected with virtuous affections," as candour, veracity, fortitude, sense of honour; while in a lower grade still are placed sciences and arts, along with even bodily skills and gifts; indeed, the approbation we give to these is not strictly moral, but is referred to the " sense of decency or dignity," which (as well as the sense of honour) is to be distinguished from 1 In a remarkable passage near the close of his eleventh sermon Butler seems even to allow that conscience would have to give way to self-love, if it were possible (which it is not) that the two should come into ultimate and irreconcilable conflict.
Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.
offend against taste and decency.
Several of the outfits, Ignatius noticed, were new enough and expensive enough to be properly considered offenses against taste and decency.
outrageced five charges of outraging public decency, 17 of taking indecent images and six of making indecent images of children.
swingers club has lead to a major change in how public decency is regarded by the law in Canada.
19), so long as decency and order were preserved.
The decrees of this council defined Roman Catholicism against the Reformation; and, while failing to regenerate morality, they enforced a hypocritical observance of public decency.
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.
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.
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.
He made a series of pastoral visits, and restored decency and dignity to divine service.
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.
Indolent, sensual and dissipated by nature, Charles's vices had greatly increased during his exile abroad, and were now, with the great turn of fortune which gave him full opportunity to indulge them, to surpass all the bounds of decency and control.
From this circumstance I gathered that the decency of the body is more tenacious in its grasp than the purity of the soul.
A prosecution of a swingers club has lead to a major change in how public decency is regarded by the law in Canada.
While younger men may prefer a style that drapes below the hips, it is important to remember that when wet, the suit will weigh much more and may sag too low for decency.
Wearing a sheer swimsuit is not going to keep you in line with most public decency laws.
If you do decide to venture out in a sheer suit to your local beach, check the decency laws in your area beforehand.
The shows were an easy target for the police, so the theatre owners had to do all they could to stay within the lines of public decency laws.
Her features darkened, and she turned away, saying, "I thought you had some level of honor or decency."
I i); some of them are said to have outraged the dictates of public decency.
At least he had the decency to remind her she was off the clock and therefore not a whore - or was she?
copulate the copulating couple a smart blow with his stick - presumably striking a blow for animal decency.
We have to go by the innate decency of the communities = than overt regulation of the government.
Unconsciously we expect our church membership, correct doctrine, or moral decency to pull us through.
The story of the Chagos Archipelago should provide ample evidence to disabuse any rational person of the fundamental decency of the British Government.
decency threshold, the UK minimum wage would be £ 7.32 an hour.
decency of the communities = than overt regulation of the government.
Indeed, by the 1850s there was widespread concern over the " threat to health and decency " caused by the overcrowded graveyards.
to play with decency the part of a constitutional king.
Pregnant with his child, when Borias died, the last shred of decency in Xena seemed to die too.
deceit exposed in the following pages is an outrage to decency.
The offense of ' outraging public decency ' still exists under the ' common law ' .
The man didn't even have the decency to acquire his own guru.
decency standard by 2010.
decency in society was a grievance to him.
decency in the media "?
decency of the British people.
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