I value my reputation. I work hard to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.
The important consequences to the American States from this Declaration of Independence, considered as the ground and foundation of a future government, naturally suggest the propriety of proclaiming it in such a manner as that the people may be universally informed of it.
The responsibility of a minister is to step aside when there is a criminal investigation of the department. That protects the propriety of Parliament and of responsible government.
I'm waiting for the day when my children cease to find my domestic propriety reassuring and actually find it annoying.
Impropriety is the soul of wit.
I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.
I do not mean that you could continue to do this with propriety or even with safety; I merely assert that the power is, in point of fact, in your hands. And for such a power, what a responsibility to God and man!
It was the king's army, the king's people, the king's taxes; and he who questioned the propriety of the royal prerogative of taking from his people without return or accounting, was reckoned, and felt himself to be, a criminal, guilty of the highest crime of disloyalty.
A laugh, if purchased at the expense of propriety, costs too much.
I was a little doubtful about the propriety of going to the Mammoth Cave without a gentleman escort, but if two ladies travel alone they must have the courage of men.
Female schools might be comprised in the list of those worthy the public patronage, with great propriety.
I'm a gentleman, if nothing else. It's taken me years to become one, but finally I have a sense of propriety.
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