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impropriety
used in Oliver Twist

2 uses
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Definition
behavior thought not to be proper — such as immoral or rude behavior
  • The lady modestly hesitated to reply, lest there should be any impropriety in holding an interview with Mr. Bumble, with closed doors.
    Chapter 23 — Which Contains the Substance of a Pleasant Conversation.... (25% in)
  • Indeed, the Artful, presuming upon their close attachment, more than once took occasion to reason gravely with his companion upon these improprieties; all of which remonstrances, Master Bates received in extremely good part; merely requesting his friend to be 'blowed,' or to insert his head in a sack, or replying with some other neatly-turned witticism of a similar kind, the happy application of which, excited considerable admiration in the mind of Mr. Chitling.
    Chapter 25 — Wherein this History Reverts to Mr. Fagin and Company (15% in)

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