And the Parisian press, undaunted by a U.S. sense of propriety, has tried hard to figure out how attractive she may or may not be.
Therefore, whatever changes you want made along that line will be made for propriety, and propriety is a very inconstant thing.
Presidents and potential presidents have often been accused of crossing some line of propriety.
But not Prism, whom Oscar described in that letter as "a dragon of propriety."
In an interview this week, Egeland strongly defended the propriety of delivering aid to unwholesome parts of northern Syria.
I need not urge the propriety of availing yourself of your present situation to procure a loan.
But we are disposed to vindicate the propriety of the step he took.
But Trevelyan would not give up the letter, nor indicate by a word that he would reconsider the question of its propriety.
The face of the country cannot with propriety be called hilly.
He had consulted with Mr. Arabin, who had suggested the propriety of calling in the aid of the Master of Lazarus.
mid-15c., "proper character, disposition," from Old French proprieté "individuality, peculiarity; property" (12c.), from Latin proprietatem (nominative proprietas) "appropriateness," also "ownership" (see property). Meaning "fitness, appropriateness" is attested from 1610s; sense of "conformity to good manners" is from 1782.