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Gone with the Wind
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propriety
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Gone with the Wind
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  • Now, do you feel that you must slap me to preserve the proprieties?
  • Ellen ignored all things contrary to her ideas of propriety and tried to teach Scarlett to do the same, but with poor success.
  • Oh, it wasn’t fair that she should have to sit here primly and be the acme of widowed dignity and propriety when she was only seventeen.
  • We can’t think of the proprieties now.
  • The little presents he brought her from Nassau, little oddments that a lady could accept with propriety, were what mattered most to her.
  • May I call you ’dear,’ Mrs. Hamilton? I shall call you ’dear’ whether you like it or not, so no matter, but the proprieties must be observed.
  • She did not realize that, with his encouragement, she had disregarded many of the sternest injunctions of her mother concerning the proprieties, forgotten the difficult lessons in being a lady.
  • Then she could permit herself to be kind and gentle, as Ellen had been, and thoughtful of other people and of the proprieties, to.
  • All of his life, Frank had been under the domination of the phrase "What will the neighbors say?" and he was defenseless against the shocks of his wife’s repeated disregard of the proprieties.
  • He always left her before they reached the town again but all Atlanta knew about their meetings, and it gave the gossips something new to add to the long list of Scarlett’s affronts to the proprieties.
  • Melanie sat facing her, in a low chair, her feet firmly planted on an ottoman so high that her knees stuck up like a child’s, a posture she would never have assumed had not rage possessed her to the point of forgetting proprieties.

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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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