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The arrangements all seem to have been thoroughly composed, but there is an airy sense of freedom in even the most difficult and complex passages; where it makes sense to swing, they do so convincingly (in particular on the joyful "Blue Rondo a la Turk," the gospel-inflected "'Forty Days" and the inevitable "Take Five"), but they are unapologetic about treating other pieces (notably the evanescently lovely "Bluette") with classically-inspired decorousness.
The painting's very particular austerity, formality, even decorousness born of sharply considered order, mesh strangely with the recreational scene of contemporary life.
Though some critics see the return to domesticity as further proof of Fauset's decorousness, her approach actually illumines the subversive possibilities of the drawing-room novel.
His speech has a slight decorousness reminiscent of English writing at the time, yet employs relaxed speech patterns that make it convincingly natural.
With 850 male students, an endowment of $325 million, and a commitment to educate students "broadly in the traditional curriculum of the liberal arts" and "to cultivate qualities of character and leadership" Wabash seems like a welcome atavism: an institution of higher education dedicated to serious study, decorousness, and what the college literature proudly hails as "the gentleman's rule": "A Wabash man will conduct himself at all times, both on and off campus, as a gentleman and a responsible citizen.
But even after this brutal act, he cannot resist a morbid decorousness when he leaves her body 'lying face up with its limbs nearly arranged.
Stolid brick houses with bay windows and big gardens exude an air of decorousness and prosperity.
138), also affords a usefully detached and critical perspective; bemused, the women imagined by Woolf take in the spectacle of male decorousness in the same way that they might 'the rites of savages' (TG, p.
Ever, she is "struck by the decorousness of this man.
A writer who dealt, on the surface anyway, with decorousness and drawing rooms and details, stories set among people for whom a girl walking in the rain without a cloak could be a matter of serious, household-upsetting, alarm and concern.
The paper explains how the MA in Writing is structured and how this affects the department (and departmental politics), as well as the decorousness of the students at DePaul as opposed to those at UIC.