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impropriety
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Northanger Abbey
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  • Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter.
  • …to her friend, meanwhile, was entirely thrown away, for Mrs. Allen, not being at all in the habit of conveying any expression herself by a look, was not aware of its being ever intended by anybody else; and Catherine, whose desire of seeing Miss Tilney again could at that moment bear a short delay in favour of a drive, and who thought there could be no impropriety in her going with Mr. Thorpe, as Isabella was going at the same time with James, was therefore obliged to speak plainer.

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  • denied any impropriety
  • rumors of accounting improprieties

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