It sounded like decent British hot temper, which he had often found accompanied honest British decencies.
No reasons can justify such an extraordinary breach of all the—the decencies.
This habit of observance of the decencies of life appears to be common to all nations.
One must preserve the decencies of life; one must make a good appearance in the field!
The man was perpetually defying the decencies and delicacies which were as perfume in Braybrooke's nostrils.
All the decencies in the world should sink before he thought her a traitor.
He's on the jump, and hasn't much fancy for the decencies of life.
How wretchedly do we fall short of the decencies of Heathenism!
She never moots or shocks, or pushes one back, but she dont go any further, content to dwell in decencies for ever.
Too many of our topographers, content to dwell in decencies for ever!
1560s, "appropriateness," from Latin decentia "comeliness, decency," from decentem "becoming, fitting" (see decent). Meaning "modesty" (i.e. "appropriateness to standards of society") is from 1630s.