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Sample sentences for the GRE study word propriety

propriety can be used as a noun

1."'The propriety of my leaving it. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
2.Darcy, of Pemberley, and Lady Anne, could not have appeared with propriety in a different manner. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3.We were at breakfast when the Colonel's butler rushed in with all his propriety shaken out of him. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
4.They are with propriety handled only when the severity and majesty of Truth sanctify and sustain them. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
5.Here, then, in the anomaly as in the propriety of th. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
6.Now was the time when her son-in-law's promise to his father might with particular propriety be fulfilled. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
7.dignified propriety That, though his deadly woundes sore smart. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
8.Elinor then ventured to doubt the propriety of her receiving such a present from a man so little, or at least so lately known to her. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
9.She only wished that it were less openly shewn and once or twice did venture to suggest the propriety of some self-command to Marianne. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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