proper[ prop-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF proper
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROPER
Many such instances might be adduced if this were the proper occasion.
And why may I not think that I am now put upon a proper exercise of it?
She only felt that to feel it was the beautiful and proper thing.
He ought to get her a proper servant and a man for the garden and the bath chair.
HALL is a landsman, and therefore the proper man to send in search of land.
Proper attention should be given to them after they are purchased, too.
In the "Library" proper, however, there are few traces of them.
The messenger, too, who lends himself to her humour now becomes a proper man.
She had known the man, had taken the situation at its proper value.
It has come to me right out of myself, so I know that it has come at the proper time.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PROPER
- au fait
- green thumb
- has what it takes
- having know-how
- having the goods
- having the right stuff
- knowing the ropes
- knowing the score
- like a one-man band
- like a pistol
- old hand
- on the ball
- up to it
- up to snuff
- up to speed