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.
2 All sorts of improper things suggested themselves.
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.
4 "Do not act anything improper, my dear," said Lady Bertram.
5 Nothing could be more improper than the whole business.
6 The higher his deserts, the more improper for me ever to have thought of him.
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.
8 She was persuaded to believe the engagement a wrong thing: indiscreet, improper, hardly capable of success, and not deserving it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14 But the persons speaking paused, and his improper question was overheard.
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.