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impropriety
used in Sense and Sensibility

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Definition
behavior thought not to be proper — such as immoral or rude behavior
  • I should hold myself guilty of greater impropriety in accepting a horse from my brother, than from Willoughby.
    Chapter 12 (23% in)
  • On the contrary, nothing can be a stronger proof of it, Elinor; for if there had been any real impropriety in what I did, I should have been sensible of it at the time, for we always know when we are acting wrong, and with such a conviction I could have had no pleasure.
    Chapter 13 (83% in)
  • If the impertinent remarks of Mrs. Jennings are to be the proof of impropriety in conduct, we are all offending every moment of our lives.
    Chapter 13 (87% in)
  • But her condemnation of him did not blind her to the impropriety of their having been written at all; and she was silently grieving over the imprudence which had hazarded such unsolicited proofs of tenderness, not warranted by anything preceding, and most severely condemned by the event, when Marianne, perceiving that she had finished the letters, observed to her that they contained nothing but what any one would have written in the same situation.
    Chapter 29 (74% in)
  • Elinor, who had now been for some time reflecting on the propriety or impropriety of speedily hazarding her narration, without feeling at all nearer decision than at first, heard this; and perceiving that as reflection did nothing, resolution must do all, soon found herself leading to the fact.
    Chapter 46 (90% in)

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