A year ago, Messina heard such rhetoric and properly scoffed.
Those people both in the [State] Department, and elsewhere, were quite upset that they were not properly consulted.
Then, properly, he stiff-armed those demanding an immediate no-fly operation.
properly maintained, this would not have been an unsafe airplane, although it was lacking the more sophisticated flight controls.
Perhaps this is the time to take a breath and step back from all the madness and try and properly think things through.
Some good varieties might be got from it, if properly impregnated.
She was properly presented; but as yet she has had no success at all.'
Next time you hide on your stomach behind a tree, do it properly.
If these are properly looked after, they may be kept for some time.
Of course the chords which are brought to the mind of the player must be properly chosen or the procedure is useless.
c.1300, "adapted to some purpose, fit, apt; commendable, excellent" (sometimes ironic), from Old French propre "own, particular; exact, neat, fitting, appropriate" (11c.), from Latin proprius "one's own, particular to itself," from pro privo "for the individual, in particular," from ablative of privus "one's own, individual" (see private (adj.)) + pro "for" (see pro-). Related: Properly.
From early 14c. as "belonging or pertaining to oneself; individual; intrinsic;" from mid-14c. as "pertaining to a person or thing in particular, special, specific; distinctive, characteristic;" also "what is by the rules, correct, appropriate, acceptable." From early 15c. as "separate, distinct; itself." Meaning "socially appropriate, decent, respectable" is first recorded 1704. Proper name "name belonging to or relating to the person or thing in question," is from late 13c., a sense also preserved in astronomical proper motion (c.1300). Proper noun is from c.1500.