• He watched as the cook and the girl rearranged themselves in more decorous attitudes.

    NEWYORKER: The Limner

  • That being said, is Congress a bit more decorous than it was, say, 100, 150 years ago?

    NPR: A Quick Trip Through the History of Capitol Hill

  • Erected in 1841, it looks decorous and benign, but is in fact a work of anti-Catholic propaganda.

    ECONOMIST: Bagehot

  • But during the Civil War they decided that was not decorous enough, and so they decided to create National Statuary Hall.

    NPR: A Quick Trip Through the History of Capitol Hill

  • Before, fashion photographs were shot in soft focus, with the model looking demurely away from the camera and in decorous sitting rooms.

    FORBES: Magazine Article

  • But when exactly was this idyllic period when debate was more decorous?

    FORBES: What a Hotly Contested Election Means for Markets

  • Some fox kitsch remains--a mural behind the bar depicts Copley employees as foxes, reading newspapers and drinking martinis--but now the vibe is more decorous.

    FORBES: Magazine Article

  • The angry hauliers and farmers who, in 2000, blockaded refineries in protest at the cost of fuel were more successful than those ranks of decorous rustics.

    ECONOMIST: Bagehot

  • Opponents of voting reform, however, can't afford the luxury of deploying only their most decorous arguments: one recent poll gave the pro-AV campaign a lead of ten points.

    ECONOMIST: The politics of the AV referendum

  • He had a decorous way of holding his spoon.

    NEWYORKER: Mr. Bones

  • Buckingham Palace has just put on the largest-ever exhibition of its main occupant's evening gowns and personal jewelry, featuring everything from figure-hugging dresses from her heyday in the 1940 to the more decorous outfits of the present.

    FORBES: She Changes From Day To Day

  • Battersby sounds like an appropriately British name for a place with such decorous service, but, in fact, it refers to the street in Philadelphia on which Joseph Ogrodnek, a chef and co-owner, formerly of Gramercy Tavern, grew up.

    NEWYORKER: Battersby

  • Hot as it was, my decorous mother had pulled a robe over her thin nightdress—she too had been asleep and roused by the noise—and she sat now on the sofa beside my father, her fingers over her mouth as though she were trying to keep from being sick.

    NPR: Roth Rewrites History with a 'Plot Against America'

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