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Members of traditional societies will generally give priority to seemliness or propriety and to courage.
There was an element of order and seemliness in Sapphira's arrangements (in most of them) which pleased him like orderliness in conduct, or the calm of a Sabbath morning.
To the contrary: only from the principles of the right, that is from fascist, authoritarian, and imperial principles, is it possible with seemliness, that is, without resort to the ludicrous and despicable appeal to the droits imprescriptibles de l'homme [inalienable rights of man] to protest against the shabby abomination .
Para conservar este trasfondo traduzco seemliness por decoro ya que en el espanol tiene un sentido etico-estetico y no un sentido puramente estetico, mientras para la palabra inglesa decorum uso su homografo latin decorum para conservar el transito que hace Ciceron del decorum como un valor estetico a una virtud propia del hombre ideal romano[N.
Although a Roman matrona, she valued nothing less than her seemliness (decus) and her sexual integrity (pudicitia).
Apollodorus' dismissive vocabulary describing Neaira's sexual life is carefully juxtaposed with words designating normative values surrounding the seemliness of Athenian wives.
President Sadat agreed immediately," says Saad, who fitted the bill because of his charisma, intelligence, seemliness, attractive personality and fluency in foreign languages.
Rhoda, wondering how and where to make a tribute to Percival, wonders, "shall I go to Hampton Court and look at the red walls and courtyards and the seemliness of herded yew trees making black pyramids symmetrically on the grass among flowers?
vi, in a far better position for debate, can argue the seemliness of his loving faith to the kind girl who saved him and left her family for him, as well as the unseemliness of his father's prejudice against her; (34) Virolet's faith to Martia, not loving at all, stems from only a regretful sense of obligation, and his father, Pandulfo, is appalled with Martia only because he's wholeheartedly in Juliana's camp.
Each "blowing" rose evokes a sense of fleeting beauty yielding willingly to the winds and suggests, by implication, the seemliness of abandoning oneself to arbitrary fortune.
The propriety and seemliness of this woman's approach was called into question by the teacher not only because of her dress but also because of her deportment.
She quotes Fabritio Caroso's argument in the 1600 Nobilita di dame that with care a woman wearing chopines could dance 'entirely with grace, seemliness, and beauty' (112), but she also notes the experience of modern-day dance reconstructors Pat Rader, Laura Crockett, and Julia Sutton (113).