Usage examples for indecent

  1. It would be downright indecent of me. – The Husbands of Edith by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. I'll pack that jackanapes of a brother off about his business, and as for the artful little minx- it's positively indecent a girl running after a boy like that! – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  3. There he was faced to the lady of the house, who apologized to him, and requested her husband to state what had made him guilty of this indecent behaviour. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. The songs heard at these revels are sometimes harmless and the dances not indecent says the Rev. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  5. Then stirred in Annie the outraged feeling of a parent, which says that it seems somehow wrong, almost indecent for offspring to feel passion. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  6. The thing was indecent in the violence of its injustice. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  7. It was to him as though he had seen some gross indecent act in public or witnessed some horrible cruelty. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  8. He had been trying to read since his return, and copies of " The Egoist" and some of Swinburne's poetry lay on the table; but the first had seemed incomprehensible to him and the second indecent and he had abandoned them; but he had made one discovery, thanks to Bethel, Walt Whitman's " Leaves of Grass"- it seemed to him the greatest book that he had ever read, the very voicing of all his hopes and ideals and faith. – The Wooden Horse by Hugh Walpole
  9. When they inclined their eyes to the ground, and while some even blushed, he would then inquire if what he spoke was indecent and, when told so, he smiled, and stopped. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  10. The general impression, especially among the ladies, is that they are disgusting and indecent – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  11. Such exhibitions in the cars or in public places as one often sees, of the bride laying her head on her husband's shoulder, holding hands, or kissing, are at once vulgar and indecent – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  12. Deering winced; it was indecent in Hood to treat her as though she were a housemaid when so obviously she was not. – The Madness of May by Meredith Nicholson
  13. With really nice good women a thing is either decent or indecent and if it's indecent we just dont mention it or pretend to know about it; and theres an end of it. – Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw
  14. The child was standing, motionless, with so old, so desperate a gaze of despair that it was something indecent for any human being to watch. – The Golden Scarecrow by Hugh Walpole
  15. She makes out that there are indecent things in the news items. – Letters from my Windmill by Alphonse Daudet
  16. It was indecent I tell you- not a word for me, civil or otherwise, not a question how I had 'scaped the Skinners at Kingsbridge- only a flutter of ribbons and a pair of pretty hands to kiss, and 'Oh, Cousin Coleville! – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  17. She still pretends that she is engaged to Frederic, and tells everybody that the marriage is not broken off, and yet she has her cousin with her, making love to him in the most indecent way. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  18. And fortunately for their nourishment in this kind, the dullest writers can be indecent – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  19. There were many obstacles in the way- partly the state of public affairs - partly the fact that the King, though seemingly, was not really quite reconciled- partly the recollection of that cruel 'bon mot' in Spain- partly the fact that Monseigneur would naturally object to marry his favourite son with the daughter of a man toward whom he always testified hatred in the most indecent manner. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  20. All those to whom she had talked had told of intolerable speed, pitiful pay, and arbitrary fines, indecent conditions. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards