Examples of decency in a Sentence
Decency, not fear of punishment, caused them to do the right thing.
Sending aid to the victims was simply a matter of common decency.
If you're going to be late, please have the decency to call and let me know.
Have you no sense of decency?
He had been taught to observe the ordinary decencies.
Recent Examples of decency from the Web
Dorothy Trunk, Westlake What's happened to fair and honest journalism?: Letter to the Editor Why does anyone with any common sense or decency watch CNN news?
Trouble is, The Cloverfield Paradox didn't even have the decency to give us that luxury this time around.
Let’s hope a healthier respect for common sense and common decency in the treatment of others begins to take shape.
The Border Patrol, which has her in detention, didn’t even have the decency to contact her family.
If, that is, American values, fairness, and decency persist.
Conservative pundits and politicians are scrambling to find a coherent and plausible way to defend a statement that was unwise, either as a matter of decency or practical politics (or both).
But there’s also value in such shifts towards decency, however clumsily expressed.
Given how often Trump has gotten away with transgressing political norms, ignoring the law, and violating minimal standards of human decency, Democratic voters have had to struggle, over the past several months, not to succumb to fatalism.
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