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Sample sentences for the GRE study word decorous

decorous can be used as a adj

1.O shade so sedate and decorous by day, with calm countenance an. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.Even he was sensible of the decorous atmosphere and even he began to respond to the religious stimulus. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
3.Wilkins was looking important and excited, and trying to conceal an inward exultation under a manner of decorous calm. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
4.The whole tribe of decorous personages, who had never heretofore been seen with a single hair of their heads awry, would start into public view with the disorder of a nightmare in their aspects. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
5."Tonight, not later," said he in a low voice, and he moved away with a decorous smile of self-satisfaction at being able clearly to understand and state the patient's condition. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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