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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The customs and manners of polite society.(plural)

Usage examples (37)
  • Noun, : to observe the proprieties
  • The kaleidoscope had brought certain proprieties into full observation which had for some time been unnoticed – there was no doubt about that.
  • Dimly recalling the proprieties, she reluctantly drew away.
  • Nothing restrains him; not even the so-called proprieties of history. for more
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