The only brother who'd accepted him and treated him half decently was gone?
We have an excellent priest, he conducts the service decently and with dignity, and the deacon is the same.
A code of instructions for the guidance of church courts when engaged in cases of discipline is in general use, and bears witness to the extreme care taken not only to have things done decently and in order, but also to prevent hasty, impulsive and illogical procedure in the investigation of charges of heresy or immorality.
On the other hand, it was during the early and middle part of his career impossible, and during the later part very difficult, for a dramatist to live decently by his pieces.
Except in one or two localities (on the north-east and west), the women are invariably decently clothed.