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    orderly/ disorderly

    Dear teachers,

    Would you share with me your opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    The books were ranged alphabetically on the orderly shelves.

    We have to keep an orderly desk

    orderly = clean or organized, well arranged; in good order; tidy, as an orderly room

    An orderly crowd confronted the president.

    orderly = peaceful, well behaved, as an orderly crowd

    The disorderly crowd straggled in the direction of the Presidentís residence..

    disorderly = Undisciplined and unruly, completely unordered, unpredictable, and confusing

    He was arrested for disorderly conduct.

    disorderly conduct = any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled

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    Re: orderly/ disorderly

    Each of the definitions you have copied are appropriate for the examples you have supplied.

    not a teacher

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