(1) After all, she'd essentially refused to look him in the eye earlier, deciding to be proper and decorous instead of curious.(2) Such a decorous manner of doing business is of course, oh so Edinburgh and oh so out of date.(3) My general feelings toward Hollywood have changed dramatically for the better after a decorous Academy Awards presentation last night.(4) Store policies reveal a concern with establishing an orderly social space in which workers and consumers engaged in decorous , purposeful transactions.(5) In Tokyo's hothouse atmosphere decorous behaviour brought from home is jettisoned.(6) As she was singing - in a very decorous , quiet manner, in keeping with the Puritan distrust of the secular arts - her mother opened their back door.(7) Agatha, Apted's next film, is a much more decorous and gentle crime film, a fictionalised version of the disappearance of mystery writer Agatha Christie in 1926.(8) The flag waving was decorous , the cheering polite and the umpire was never once insulted.(9) We're not just talking about a polite and decorous way to find a New Year's date in a matter of mere weeks.(10) If the result is a style that is overly mannered, decorous , cautious and middle-aged, then this is the price they pay for their infatuation.(11) Further in front, children receiving their First Communion displayed a mixture of decorous behaviour and occasional outbursts of cheerful chanting in praise of their hero.(12) Only after victory does he begin, clearly on the advice of his handlers, to adopt a more decorous manner.(13) ├ö├ç├┐It looks like a cowpat,├ö├ç├û said the decorous Englishman who ordered it, ├ö├ç├┐but it tastes good.├ö├ç├û(14) Consequently, women are expected to be decorous , modest, and discreet.(15) The young woman's acceptance of the cigarette, indoors and among her friends, was a statement of mild daring; during her wedding and the following celebrations, she was suitably decorous .(16) Those who are constantly ├ö├ç├┐nice├ö├ç├û, seemly and decorous , suppress their natural instincts.