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breach of decorum

A violation of established social norms or expectations, especially as relates to polite society or specific professions. In an unexpected breach of decorum, she announced her candidacy before the governor officially resigned. Discussing personal problems can sometimes be seen as a breach of decorum in polite company.
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The order further stated that the dress code prescribed in para 541 of the Tamil Nadu Secretariat Office Manual is required to be modified on the following lines to "suit the present-day circumstances and to maintain the decorum of the office".
This shows how badly decorum and discipline lack in Parliament.
When you have a situation where the Chief Justice is turning in line in a crowd and waiting to be recognised, in terms of judicial decorum, it is very bad manners," Mr Orengo said.
In his message on social networking site Chaudhry said committees have demanded that pilots having fraudulent degrees should be allowed to fly planes but when we try to talk on that then people says that decorum of the parliament has been affected.
The issues that were pinpointed were: driver decorum, passenger safety, and vehicle quality.
We are, however, amused about the stress on decorum in handling information from the probe.
'There is an adab (manners) to debate which follows a certain decorum. They were polite - not rude - and honest.
And that the compelling state interest is to preserve the decorum about the polling place.
The aim of the article is to investigate how Zuckerberg uses personal storytelling to approach matters of online decorum or appropriate speech.
Quod honestum, quod rectum, quod decorum apellamus, quod idem interdum virtutis nomine ampectimur.
At such critical juncture, the Speaker has to safeguard the sanctity, dignity and decorum of the House.
CATHERINE JONES ON DULCE ET DECORUM EST - TO BE UNVEILED AT THE LYCEUM - HIGHLIGHTING THE SACRIFICES OF SO MANY IN WWI THE poignant story of Liverpool Pal Arthur Lloyd will be among those told in a new artwork commemorating the centenary of the Somme.
If in some smothering dreams you too could pacce Behind the wagon that we flung him in, And watch the white eyes writhing in his face, His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin; If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs, Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues, My friend, you would not tell with such high zesst To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie: Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori.
It also recommended to encourage the government agencies and NGOs to implement programs and activities at the governorates and wilayats on best community practices, preservation of the Omani identity, observation of ethics of decorum and the Omani dress in public places and institutions.