Decent in a sentence

The word "decent" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of decent and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Decent

  • Suitable in words, behavior, dress, or ceremony; becoming; fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent language.
  • Free from immodesty or obscenity; modest.
  • Comely; shapely; well-formed.
  • Moderate, but competent; sufficient; hence, respectable; fairly good; reasonably comfortable or satisfying; as, a decent fortune; a decent person.
  • in the right manner; correctly; suitably
  • conforming to conventions of sexual behavior

How to use decent in a sentence. Decent pronunciation.

Here is Mrs. Powell writing to me from Birmingham, and she says she has heard that you have taken in the daughter of some wealthy _parvenu_, for a consideration, to train her in the ways of decent society!
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I felt very desirous to go; but having no decent apparel to wear, I was often deprived of going to church, although I was a member.
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At all events, there'll be a great majority of people who pretend to be decent.
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And now you tell me that they don't care for your society because you live in a decent, unpretending way.
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If the truth were known, no decent woman would ever speak to You again.
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I'm hungry for the society of decent English people.
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The ordinary eight or ten-roomed house, inhabited by decent middle-class folk, is a gruesome sight.
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Here and there you have a page of very decent English, and you are nowhere on the level of the ordinary female novelist.
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There was nothing whatever to prevent Shakespear from being as decent as More was before him, or Bunyan after him, and as self-respecting as Raleigh or Sidney, except the tradition of his class, in which education or statesmanship may no doubt be acquired by those who have a turn for them, but in which insolence, derision, profligacy, obscene jesting, debt contracting, and rowdy mischievousness, give continual scandal to the pious, serious, industrious, solvent bourgeois.
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Decent bodies, many of them.
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The theme of the perils of foster-motherhood is not new, but Mrs. MERRICK has treated it freshly and with a very decent avoidance of its strictly sexual aspects.
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There, my mother, is the pretty fellow my sweet little friend transformed, little by little, into a decent man, a man of merit, and an excellent husband!
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To make conspicuous before the whole American people the fact that the law is being steadily and complacently violated in millions of decent American homes would bring about a realization of the demoralizing effect of Prohibition which its sponsors, fanatical as they are, very wisely shrink from facing.
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WELL MEANING exhorters, shocked at the spectacle of millions of perfectly decent and law-abiding Americans showing an utter disregard of the Prohibition law, are prone to insist that to violate this law, or to abet its violation, is just as immoral as to violate any other criminal law.
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No day passes without newspaper headlines which "feature" some phase of the contest going on between the Government on the one hand and millions of citizens on the other; citizens who belong not to the criminal or semi-criminal classes, nor yet to the ranks of those who are indifferent or disloyal to the principles of our institutions, but who are typical Americans, decent, industrious, patriotic, law-abiding.
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Rose's friends used to come in to tea in the study sometimes or sit about when there was nothing better to do-Rose liked a crowd and the chance of a rag-and they found that Philip was quite a decent fellow.
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There was a dramatist whose name of late had been much heard at Heidelberg, and the winter before one of his plays had been given at the theatre amid the cheers of adherents and the hisses of decent people.
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When, after a decent interval during which he had been rather bored in the dark garden by himself, he went in he found that Miss Wilkinson had already gone to bed.
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I thought you were a decent fellow.
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She's a very decent sort.
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Examples of Decent

Example #1
Just the kind of thing Mrs. Powell would delight in talking about-she is so very malicious.
Example #2
And what ridiculous forms it takes!
Example #3
There came to our village a missionary to deliver a lecture.
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Poor as I was, I felt it to be a great privilege to live in a Christian land and to be able to read my Bible.
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It was spoken rather gravely than severely.
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Mr. Lord never looked fixedly at his daughter, and even a glance at her face was unusual; but at this juncture he met her eyes for an instant.