good form


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Noun1.good form - behavior that conforms to social conventions of the time; "it is not good form to brag about winning"
correctitude, properness, propriety - correct or appropriate behavior

good form

noun
Socially correct behavior:
decorum, etiquette, manner (used in plural), mores, propriety (also used in plural), p's and q's.
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But above all he retained the passion for good form.
Have a drink," I said, with promptitude, after the pause which I had learned good form in drinking dictates.
It was only for the first few moments, while the carriage was driving out of the clubhouse gates, that Levin was still under the influence of the club atmosphere of repose, comfort, and unimpeachable good form.
Is it considered good form to eat peppermints in church?
The page said, further, that dinner was about ended in the great hall by this time, and that as soon as the sociability and the heavy drinking should begin, Sir Kay would have me in and exhibit me before King Arthur and his illustrious knights seated at the Table Round, and would brag about his exploit in capturing me, and would probably exaggerate the facts a little, but it wouldn't be good form for me to correct him, and not over safe, either; and when I was done being exhibited, then ho for the dungeon; but he, Clarence, would find a way to come and see me every now and then, and cheer me up, and help me get word to my friends.
Be persuasive; don't fret her; tell her it's all right, the matter is in my hands, but it isn't good form to hurry so grave a matter as this.
She would have liked to discard her riding breeches also, but the motherly admonitions of My Dear had convinced Meriem that it was not good form to go naked through the world.
A good form strikes all eyes pleasantly, long before they have any science on the subject, and a beautiful face sets twenty hearts in palpitation, prior to all consideration of the mechanical proportions of the features and head.
It was the white straw hat of a good form and trimmed with a bunch of pale roses which had caught my eye.
For he was a man who drank and bathed in colours, who indulged his lust for colour somewhat to the neglect of form--even of good form.
And as wholesome meat corrupteth to little worms, so good forms and orders corrupt, into a number of petty observances.
The good forms, the happiest expressions of each, are repeated and adopted.