Usage examples for indecorous

  1. That is why the death of a humorous person has so deep an added tinge of melancholy about it, because it is apt to seem indecorous to think of what was his most congenial and charming trait still finding scope for its exercise. – At Large by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. I do not think I want to appear better than I am; but it sounds hypocritical to make merely general confessions, and it is indecorous to make particular ones. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  3. The sight struck him as indecorous in the extreme, and he turned his eyes away. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  4. Sometimes his revelations are very indecorous. – The Religious Life of London by J. Ewing Ritchie
  5. The manner in which Dickens's two old women are brought in is not only indecorous, but it shows a state of feeling from which nothing but harsh interpretation of every questionable expression of Mr. Motley's was to be expected. – Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Last Updated: February 6, 2009
  6. Though she would have walked out on the Brodnyx road at midnight without putting the slightest strain on either her courage or her decorum, the well- lighted streets of a town became to her vaguely dangerous and indecorous after dusk had fallen. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  7. This latter is enabled to be the champion of the decorous world by knowing the indecorous well. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  8. At the funeral of Mademoiselle de Conde, a very indecorous incident happened. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  9. They were set up mechanically, because it would seem indecorous or stingy if they were not set up. – The Defendant by G.K. Chesterton
  10. The doctor is as much delighted as the youngest man on the ground, and the cabman waves his arms and shouts in a highly indecorous fashion. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  11. But let that pass; if we are rightly informed, the Word Brisk is in the Teutonick Friesch, which is in plain English Frisk, and then for the Gods and Demi- gods to frisk up and down the Field of Action, or the Doctor to frisk up and down his Closet is very indecorous. – An Essay on Criticism by John Oldmixon
  12. To leave you here alone in a hotel in New York would not only be indecorous, but senseless. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. On the third visit they were received by Mr. Randolph, secretary of state, to whom they made the communication, but who considered it indecorous, knowing the president's feelings, to repeat the message. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  14. The free use of white paint all over the sloping tiers of pews has prevented the interior from being as dark as it would have otherwise been, but the result of all this painted deal has been to give the building the most eccentric and indecorous appearance. – Yorkshire Painted And Described by Gordon Home
  15. You say that you have a child at your house belonging to your cousin, who married in so indecorous a manner. – The Pirate by Frederick Marryat
  16. Should her demeanour be decidedly discouraging, any perseverance on his part would be ungentlemanly and highly indecorous. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge
  17. They aren't used to such indecorous haste, and oh, Biddy, I couldn't be married without Mr. Macdonald. – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  18. He had seen it from a safe distance, but from the present aspect only the indecorous glint at sunrise was visible. – Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield
  19. He swore in highly indecorous terms, and tore his bedstead apart to get a battering- ram. – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster