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propriety
used in A Great and Terrible Beauty

2 uses
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Definition
socially correct or appropriate behavior
  • I give the word decent an extra push, hoping to appeal to some maternal sense of shame and propriety.
    Chapter 1 (48% in)
  • Miss Moore pulls a dazzling blue sapphire from the basket, sad disappointment registering quickly in her eyes before she remembers herself and makes her face a mask of restraint and propriety.
    Chapter 6 (65% in)

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