Sentence Examples


  • What did a country hick know about proprieties anyway?
  • Recent researches into his early life discredit most of the stories that have been told respecting his profligacy and his contempt for the claims of the church; and it is admitted that, while rejecting her authority in the sphere of dogma and intellect, he observed the proprieties of life (gambling being then scarcely looked on as a vice) and respected the outward observances of religion.
  • But in reality the question raised by Nestorius was not one as to the communicatio idiomatum, but simply as to the proprieties of language.
  • 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.

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