1 Ellen ignored all things contrary to her ideas of propriety and tried to teach Scarlett to do the same, but with poor success.
2 Oh, it wasn't fair that she should have to sit here primly and be the acme of widowed dignity and propriety when she was only seventeen.
3 The little presents he brought her from Nassau, little oddments that a lady could accept with propriety, were what mattered most to her.
4 Fields of springing wheat drew her from the straight propriety of the railroad and she crawled through the rusty barbed-wire fence.
5 In ready-made clothes and ready-made high-school phrases they sank into propriety, and the sound American customs had absorbed without one trace of pollution another alien invasion.
6 If you have never seen that sight, then suspend your decision about the propriety of devil-worship, and the expediency of conciliating the devil.
7 It was evident that they debated on the propriety of some measure, that nearly concerned the welfare of the travelers.
8 David had contended, and the novelty of the circumstance held him silent, in deliberation on the propriety of the unusual occurrence.
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9 During the utterance of this extraordinary address, the companions of the speaker were as grave and as attentive to his language as though they were all equally impressed with its propriety.
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10 Just a moment previous to the scuffle with Henry, Mr. Hamilton suggested the propriety of making a search for the protections which he had understood Frederick had written for himself and the rest.
11 In short, Topsy soon made the household understand the propriety of letting her alone; and she was let alone, accordingly.
12 He was called before the curtain, and with great propriety appeared, leading Hagar, whose singing was considered more wonderful than all the rest of the performance put together.
13 Brooke will go to keep us boys steady, and Kate Vaughn will play propriety for the girls.
14 Well, then Uncle and Aunt were there to play propriety.
15 To this Penelope said, "My dear sir, of all the guests who ever yet came to my house there never was one who spoke in all things with such admirable propriety as you do."