How grievous then was the thought that, of a situation so desirable in every respect, so replete with advantage, so promising for happiness, Jane had been deprived, by the folly and indecorum
of her own family!
There is no indecorum
in the proposal's coming from the parent of either side.
Far from us be the indecorum
of assisting, even in imagination, at a maiden lady's toilet!
Allen whether it would not be both proper and kind in her to write to Miss Thorpe, and explain the indecorum
of which she must be as insensible as herself; for she considered that Isabella might otherwise perhaps be going to Clifton the next day, in spite of what had passed.
She snatched up an empty plate from the table, to represent a sheet of music, held it before her in the established concert-room position, and produced an imitation of the unfortunate singer's grimaces and courtesyings, so accur a tely and quaintly true to the original, that her father roared with laughter; and even the footman (who came in at that moment with the post-bag) rushed out of the room again, and committed the indecorum
of echoing his master audibly on the other side of the door.
When Dr Eze- kwesili and her team stood their ground during that tense protest and insisted that there must be no violence and indecorum
, they nipped a simmering nationwide inferno in the bud.
For an indication of how radical this was at the time, consider that Colonel Richard Bland, who sponsored the bill, was "one of the oldest, ablest, & most respected members." Yet, for advocating the bill, "he was denounced as an enemy of his country, & was treated with the grossest indecorum
." (55) When fellow Virginians were finally convinced to approve the bill, the King's Council, the British-appointed lieutenant governor, and the king himself vetoed it.
This systemic level, Stoneman argues through a reading of Ranciere's "implicit theory of indecorum
" (131), is where one finds political and potentially subversive aspects, elevating indecorum
"from a negative constraint on rhetorical performance to a political standard marked by dissensus, appearance, and the assumption of equality" (131).
In his envious inclination to dismiss a caller whose attire and outward courtesy might assure respect elsewhere, Coverdale resorts to a form of discrimination that reassured many middle-class Americans of the natural and moral, as opposed to economic and aristocratic, foundations of "true gentility."(24) The stranger's "countenance," he notes, "had an indecorum
in it, a kind of rudeness, a hard, coarse, forth-putting freedom of expression, which no degree of polish could have abated, one single jot.
It is, for instance, the same story as that of Cynthia, the foreign queen so divine as to render all speech a perpetual indecorum
, incapable of speaking her true worth (344-47, 627); discursively unhoused, praise is driven into flights of similitude (596-611).
Thus far, Bolsonaro has not been sanctioned, but Wyllys will face charges of "indecorum
Decorum est ipsum bonum medii generis, & indecorum
malum medii generis, scilicet bonum imperfectum & malum imperfectum.