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basic decency

Common, everyday courtesy, respect, and politeness that is expected and assumed by social convention. Please have the basic decency to at least consult me before you make some extravagant purchase. It is an assumed basic decency that you should help someone if they are in distress.
See also: basic, decency

common decency

Common, everyday courtesy, respect, and politeness that is expected and assumed by social convention. Please have the common decency to at least consult me before you make some extravagant purchase. It is just common decency that you should help someone if they are in distress.
See also: common, decency
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Pseudo-apologies are typical when someone says or does something especially offensive and egregious but lacks the decency to retract it and apologize completely and unreservedly, and instead seeks to blame the other person subtly.
* A 16-year-old youth - who cannot be named for legal reasons - has received a reprimand for outraging public decency in connection with the incident.
According to him, freedom has been mistaken for licence and that is one of the reasons the world today has lost the conscience of decency and morality.
It is the person and persons behind the knives, the rudderless immoral (through no fault of their own) young person who watches and learns from a society that s has seemed to have abandoned decency.
After Erie appealed, the Appeals Court concluded that although in this case, Amazon is not immune under the Communications Decency Act, the District Court was correct in ruling that Amazon was not the seller of the headlamp and does not have liability under Maryland law for products liability claims due to the product's defective condition.
Last month, Saudi Cabinet members approved the regulations that aim to uphold the values, principles and identity of Saudi Arabia, simplified in 10 rules on public decency, resulting in fines of up to SR5,000 ($1,333) when violated and doubled when committed again in the same year.
Nugent's politics -- that's for another discussion in decency. I, too, am proud to be an American, but I regret the loss of decency we used to have in our great country.
"There is no competition with a person who shows no decency while speaking and uses bad language.
For a leader of a nation who should be the epitome of good manners and decency, this guy has been doing exactly the opposite since assuming office -killing the helpless in this country, for instance, and behaving in an embarrassing manner not only before his own people but before the whole world!
Kasi kaming public officials, dapat kami iyong halimbawa ng decency, kami iyong halimbawa ng pagbibigay ng respeto," she said in a media interview in Sumilao, Bukidnon.
Isolation destroys world trade and causes so much anger time and again, thus leading to needless wars, We are humble people, all we can do is vote, and hope decency and common sense once again takes its course.
Michael Jameson, 37, of Islington, London, admitted to dangerous driving, outraging public decency and assault on the A55 in Holywell, North Wales.
Islamabad -- Calling his remarks against Sheikh Rashid a mistake, Pakistan Poeple's Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has agreed that he should maintain the high standards of decency he has set for himself.
This is where sovereignty comes up against-not a challenge to its sovereign freedom to act-but to the moral imperative to live up to a standard of reciprocal decency in its actions.
GMP Chorlton and Didsbury said they had arrested and charged a man on suspicion of outraging public decency.