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Definitiondescribing something as owned — such as a product protected by patent or a name protected by trademark
showing characteristics of ownership
- Scarlett felt pleased at hearing of their exploits, pleased in a proprietary manner.2.10 (51% in)
- At times, he had an ungallant feeling that Honey's coquetries and proprietary airs were no credit to him, for she was so boy-crazy he imagined she would use them on any man who gave her the opportunity.1.6 (15% in)
- She rose as he entered, thinking with proprietary pride that he was the handsomest soldier she had ever seen.2.15 (63% in)
There are no more uses of "proprietary" in Gone with the Wind.
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