Usage examples for indecent

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. The general impression, especially among the ladies, is that they are disgusting and indecent. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  4. She makes out that there are indecent things in the news items. – Letters from my Windmill by Alphonse Daudet
  5. 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
  6. The thing was indecent in the violence of its injustice. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  7. 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
  8. All those to whom she had talked had told of intolerable speed, pitiful pay, and arbitrary fines, indecent conditions. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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