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
Michelle should have had the decency not to comment on women’s appearances in any way, shape and form.
The use of chemical weapons violates every norm of international diplomacy, and indeed, human decency.
In the coming talks, that process can begin with a discussion on ways to replace the public shaming between Trump and Kim with private respect, decency, and a deep listening for motives.
For years, there Polanski remained: a reminder of who loses when celebrity is pitted against decency, and a testament to Hollywood’s great capacity to say one thing about itself and mean, in the end, quite another.
For every 60 or 70 submissions received by the Star, for space reasons and for reasons of decency, only about 10 make it into the newspaper and onto IndyStar.com.
However, Trump's assaults on decorum and common decency didn't emerge from thin air.
What Cannes considers decency, of course, has been dismissed in recent years as antiquated and sexist.
The speed with which the Republican Party’s establishment accommodated itself to a candidate, and then a president, who spurned all manner of norms and broke many bounds of decency, as well as policy commitments, was indeed without any precedent.
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DECENCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of decency for English Language Learners
: polite, moral, and honest behavior and attitudes that show respect for other people
decencies : the behaviors that people in a society consider to be proper or acceptable
DECENCY Defined for Kids
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