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The Scarlet Letter
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  • One of the most remarkable occasions, when the habit of bygone days awoke in me, was that which brings it within the law of literary propriety to offer the public the sketch which I am now writing.
  • It will be seen, likewise, that this Custom-House sketch has a certain propriety, of a kind always recognised in literature, as explaining how a large portion of the following pages came into my possession, and as offering proofs of the authenticity of a narrative therein contained.

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  • While she took comfort in propriety, he saw it as a straitjacket.
  • She was known for losing all sense of propriety once she had a few drinks.

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