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He put officers in uniforms, he stressed safety and efficiency, and he preached the twin virtues of public safety and police propriety.
WHAT ARE THE POLICE FOR, ANYWAY? (EP. 476)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 23, 2021FREAKONOMICS
No other part or the propriety of the transaction itself is even in question.
HOUSING COMMISSIONERS DISAVOW AGENCY RESPONSE TO CONFLICT REVELATIONSANDREW KEATTSMAY 21, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
They shall plan how this may be done with due propriety, and shall advise us of their action.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
I do it, persuaded of the propriety of the step, and satisfied that all will go well with him yet.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Further questions respecting her family, &c., were answered with equal directness and propriety, and with manifest truth.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Without having represented to your husband the propriety of first consulting his father, on whom he is dependent, I think?
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Whatever argument can be employed to establish the propriety of engaging vocally in any religious service is here available.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
On February 16, 1776, Congress accordingly took into "consideration the propriety of opening the ports."
THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTIONCARL BECKER
A toilet may be as offensive to good taste and propriety by being too elaborate, as by being slovenly.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
I should love to enlarge on these things, but a sense of proportion and propriety restrains my pen.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PROPRIETY

  • academisms
  • ceremonies
  • convenances
  • conventionalities
  • forms
  • gestures
  • liturgies
  • matter of forms
  • officialisms
  • procedures
  • red tapes
  • rites
  • ritualities
  • rituals
  • rubrics
  • rules
  • services
  • solemnities
  • solemnnesses
  • stereotypes
  • traditions
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