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propriety
used in Howards End

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Definition
socially correct or appropriate behavior
  • They do what they can; they tidy up Property and Propriety, reassure Theology and Family Pride.
    Chapter 20 (9% in)
  • The foundations of Property and Propriety are laid bare, twin rocks; Family Pride flounders to the surface, puffing and blowing and refusing to be comforted; Theology, vaguely ascetic, gets up a nasty ground swell.
    Chapter 20 (7% in)
  • And he greeted his future stepmother with propriety.
    Chapter 23 (35% in)
  • Strip human intercourse of the proprieties, and is it reduced to this?
    Chapter 28 (24% in)

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