seemliness


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Synonyms for seemliness

conformity to recognized standards, as of conduct or appearance

Synonyms for seemliness

a sense of propriety and consideration for others

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If status-orders stabilize locally, then the traditional preference for seemliness and courage may well prevail.
Even though I conducted myself towards the young woman with unfailing seemliness, as though I truly was her brother or her half-brother, still Aunt Bee seemed to suspect me of wanting to make advances to the young woman if only it could be arranged for the two of us to be alone together.
There is a case for seemliness of style as well as for propriety of dress.
Opinion will doubtless vary as to the quality and seemliness of the sexual sparks flying between the two stars, fueled by daughter issues(
Under the successive masterships of Matthew Wren (1625-34) and John Cosin (1635-45), Peterhouse observed an advanced ceremonial in its worship that fully reflected Laud's desire for seemliness and beauty.
Once the question that haunts post-mythic consciousness--that of the seemliness of religious symbols--had been asked, the ancient texts were, in their pristine form, no longer acceptable.
When the time is right, Thailand should move further away from one and closer to the other as realities and diplomatic seemliness dictate.
Bresson, fascinated by Lancelot's internal struggle, creates a man not unlike that described by Malory: "[God] hath given you beauty, seemliness, and great strength above all other knights" (686).
By paying attention to the small things," writes Mills, "the wholesomeness of daily bread, the source and state of the water, the seemliness of one's shelter, and the well-being of all the human and more-than-human lives around us--we may be led to practice simplicity and harmlessness in tangible ways.
The assembled works of art provide the excuse to fight some contemporary ideological battles: battles about the place of sexuality in public life, the ideals of modesty and seemliness, the concept of sexual normality.
This emphasis involves counsel staffers in a range of activities, including distinguishing between White House expenses and campaign expenses; reviewing presidential travel; approving requests for appointments with the president and monitoring the requests for propriety, seemliness, legality, and executive privilege issues; responding to document requests and subpoenas directed to the president and to other White House and executive branch officials by congressional committees and independent counsels; and serving as the ethics officers for White House staff and executive branch political appointees.
With this Administration, which I have begun to think of more as a murder-suicide pact with the citizenry, all bets are off on the seemliness scale.
Similarly the nature of actual gifts: their seemliness, whether they indicate a miserly or extravagant suitor, whether they adequately express a sentiment or status.
This viewpoint has a lot to commend it--not the least that it forces the historian to appreciate the world from the perspective of eighteenth-century w omen--but Vickery's conclusions would have been even more satisfactory if she had given more thought to the mental as opposed to physical limits imposed by the quest for seemliness.
Of the three, Puttenham is the most conscious of this issue, filling the long chapter he devotes to decorum with examples in which, almost invariably, a social inferior violates the boundaries of seemliness and is then corrected by a social superior, often a ruler.