But the story of Herman Melville, as portrayed by his wife, Lizzie, is that of decadence.
The collection was unmistakably Cavalli, and whether one finds his decadence enthralling or offputting, he stands by it.
Many accused party leaders of excessive wealth and decadence filled with liquor and women.
Lobster Risotto by Mario Batali If decadence is what you're after, then this will do just fine.
They are provocative and offer us some way into better understanding the decadence and decadent values of our time.
The Greek army was destroyed, and this event marks the commencement of the decadence of Athens.
"Well, I hope so," sighed Phoebe, wondering secretly at the decadence of love.
It now apparently occupied some public place, a symbol of decadence, and provocative of the wrath of Heaven.
It is only in the days of their decadence that a strong light beats into heaven.
The western precincts of the Church exhibit the usual signs of decadence of ecclesiastical power and influence.
1540s, from Middle French décadence (early 15c.), from Medieval Latin decadentia "decay," from decadentem (nominative decadens) "decaying," present participle of decadere "to decay," from Latin de- "apart, down" (see de-) + cadere "to fall" (see case (n.1)). Used of periods in art since 1852, on French model.