IMPROPER in a Sentence

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For IMPROPER, below is one of 46 sentences:
She was persuaded to believe the engagement a wrong thing: indiscreet, improper, hardly capable of success, and not deserving it.

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 Meanings and Examples of IMPROPER
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
improper
 a.  not suitable´╝înot right
 a.  not appropriate for a purpose or occasion
Classic Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
1  Jesters and jugglers were not awanting, nor was the occasion of the assembly supposed to render the exercise of their profession indecorous or improper.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
2  All sorts of improper things suggested themselves.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16
3  She could not but consider it as absolutely unnecessary, and even improper, that Fanny should have a regular lady's horse of her own, in the style of her cousins.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
4  "Do not act anything improper, my dear," said Lady Bertram.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
5  Nothing could be more improper than the whole business.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
6  The higher his deserts, the more improper for me ever to have thought of him.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
7  Poor Janet has been sadly taken in, and yet there was nothing improper on her side: she did not run into the match inconsiderately; there was no want of foresight.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
8  She was persuaded to believe the engagement a wrong thing: indiscreet, improper, hardly capable of success, and not deserving it.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
9  Alexey Alexandrovitch had seen nothing striking or improper in the fact that his wife was sitting with Vronsky at a table apart, in eager conversation with him about something.
Anna Karenina 1 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 8
10  But he noticed that to the rest of the party this appeared something striking and improper, and for that reason it seemed to him too to be improper.
Anna Karenina 1 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 8
11  But he knew that by the etiquette of the race course it was not merely impossible for him to see the horse, but improper even to ask questions about him.
Anna Karenina 1 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 21
12  Connected with the conversation that had sprung up on the rights of women there were certain questions as to the inequality of rights in marriage improper to discuss before the ladies.
Anna Karenina 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 12
13  Levin felt that it would be improper to enter upon a metaphysical discussion with the priest, and so he said in reply merely what was a direct answer to the question.
Anna Karenina 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 1
14  But the persons speaking paused, and his improper question was overheard.
Anna Karenina 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 28
15  Gagin, dropping his voice, told the last good story from Petersburg, and the story, though improper and stupid, was so ludicrous that Levin broke into roars of laughter so loud that those near looked round.
Anna Karenina 3 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 7: Chapter 7
Example Sentence:
1  He realised that it was improper for a police officer to accept gifts.
2  The committee concluded that the senators had engaged in improper conduct.
3  It was improper of the broker to withhold the information from the stock exchange.
4  There was nothing improper about our relationship.
5  Stop giggling and wriggling around in the pew: such levity is improper in church.
6  This hilarity is improper on this solemn day of mourning.
7  The Toyota-designed pedal module could wear improperly and cause the throttle to stick open.
8  Manure and improperly composted manure can be a source of pathogen contamination on crop products intended for human consumption.
9  The committee had been improperly constituted, and therefore had no legal power.