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propriety
used in My Antonia

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socially correct or appropriate behavior
  • Those formal phrases, the very flower of small-town proprieties, and the flat commonplaces, nearly all hypocritical in their origin, became very funny, very engaging, when they were uttered in Lena's soft voice, with her caressing intonation and arch naivete.
    Book 3 — Lena Lingard (66% in)

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