Sentence Examples


  • What did a country hick know about proprieties anyway?
  • In her view the aim of every religion was merely to preserve certain proprieties while affording satisfaction to human desires.
  • So in the same way Moscow was empty when Napoleon, weary, uneasy, and morose, paced up and down in front of the Kammer-Kollezski rampart, awaiting what to his mind was a necessary, if but formal, observance of the proprieties--a deputation.
  • The proprieties were observed and the Emperor was the first to set that example, but everybody understood that the old man was blameworthy and good-for- nothing.
  • Not only were they less severe on their sinful protagonists, but they could relax literary proprieties too.

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