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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Funerals were always conducted with peculiar propriety in the Dodson family: the hat-bands were never of a blue shade, the gloves never split at the thumb, everybody was a mourner who ought to be, and there were always scarfs for the bearers.
  • The Dodsons were a very proud race, and their pride lay in the utter frustration of all desire to tax them with a breach of traditional duty or propriety.
  • That was fortunate in some respects, as laborers might be too ignorant to understand the propriety of her wanting to go to Dunlow Common; yet it would have been better if she could have met some one who would tell her the way without wanting to know anything about her private business.
  • Would he be so lost to propriety as to marry her before the year was out?

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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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