How to use Indecency in a sentence
The night-dances were generally accompanied by much indecency and immorality.
As soon as the heresy laws and ecclesiastical jurisdiction had been re-established, Ferrar was examined by Gardiner, and then with signal indecency sent down to be tried by Morgan, his successor in the bishopric of St David's.
He had no artistic appreciation of the subject he discussed, and he mistook cause for effect in asserting that the decline in public morality was due to the flagrant indecency of the stage.
In the first place, the comparative indecency of Rabelais has been much exaggerated by persons unfamiliar with early French literature.
They met with a quick and easy sale, were very extensively read, and very liberally and deservedly praised for the unflagging industry and vigour they displayed, though just exception, if only on the score of good taste, was taken to the scoffing tone he continued to maintain in all passages where the Christian religion was specially concerned, and much fault was found with the indecency of some of his notes.'Advertisement
The indefensible indecency and overstrained sentimentality are on the surface; but after a time every repellent defect is forgotten in the enjoyment of the exquisite literary art.
His incommensurable and indescribable masterpiece of mingled humour, wisdom, satire, erudition, indecency, profundity, levity, imagination, realism, reflects the whole age in its mirror of hyperAristophanic farce.
As for those who have tried to make his indecency an argument for his laxity in religious principle, that argument, like another mentioned previously, hardly needs discussion.
His writings have not one literary fault except their occasional looseness of grammar and their frequent indecency.
And He forbids indecency and doing wrong and tyranny.Advertisement
Now, to my mind, indeed to a majority of minds, it has an indecency compared with possible things.
Help us reverse this act of gross public indecency.
In practice, shameless indecency was almost never used.
Readers will recall that, in such circumstances, the offense used was 'gross indecency ' - an offense which was abolished in 2003.
Later, the motive of the Toba pictures, as such caricatures were called, tended to degenerate, and the elegant figures of Kakuyu were replaced by scrawls that often substituted indecency and ugliness for art and wit.Advertisement
York was scandalized at its clergyman's indecency, and indignant at his caricature as "Slop" of a local physician (Dr John Burton); London was charmed with his audacity, wit and graphic unconventional power.
His coarseness, moreover, disgusting as it is, has nothing of the corruption of refined voluptuousness about it, and nothing of the sniggering indecency which disgraces men like Pope, like Voltaire, and like Sterne.
In 2002, CNN reported that the Federal Comunications Commission received over 500 email complaints regarding the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, leading the FCC to reexamine their definition of "indecency."
It is an offense for anyone to commit an act of gross indecency with a child under the age of 17.
The committee voted 46 to 2 to increase the maximum fine for such indecency from $ 32,500 to a really rather hefty $ 500,000.Advertisement
Just a few years before, Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman had been arrested for indecency in the United States for appearing in a one-piece swimsuit that revealed her legs above the knees, as well as her arms.