Propriety Sentence Examples
The propriety of this extended use is open to question and is denied by some logicians.
They broke the chain of authority, without, however, recognizing the propriety of toleration.
He usually dressed in black, with unobtrusive propriety.
The Local Government Board must make inquiry into the propriety of allowing the lands to be taken, and the power to acquire the lands compulsorily can only be conferred by means of a provisional order confirmed by parliament.
They refuted him easily on many specific points, but carefully abstained from discussing the real question, at issue, namely the propriety of free inquiry.Advertisement
Then the awkwardness of his silent position hiding in the darkness extended beyond the point of propriety of making his presence known.
Afterwards all four states, with several others, accepted the invitation of Austria to consider the propriety of re-establishing the Confederation.
It must be " tried by the laws of decency and propriety."
The conservatory may also with great propriety be placed in the flower garden, where it may occupy an elevated terrace, and form the termination of one of the more important walks.
By assuming suitable forms of the characteristic equation to represent the variations of the specific volume within certain limits of pressure and temperature, we may therefore with propriety deduce equations to represent the saturation-pressure, which will certainly be thermodynamically consistent, and will probably give correct numerical results within the assigned limits.Advertisement
This is of course a physical assumption whose propriety is justified solely by experience.
Abandoning any thought of propriety, she ran down the path to meet him.
We had no reason to doubt the propriety of the Respondents ' change of mind.
Obtaining good value for money and maintaining propriety are key requirements from any procurement function.
Sense of Propriety - You don't have to be prudish to simply feel that some things are appropriate and occasionally downright offensive.Advertisement
Certain zodiac signs will also be put off by Virgo's strong need for order and propriety, characteristics that are often interpreted as rigidity.
The political trials over which he presided, although they gave rise to numerous accusations against him, were conducted with singular fairness and propriety.
One question on which great contention arose was as to the propriety of applying to the Divine nature attributes which belonged to the human nature - e.g.
The greatest variety of episodical matter is thus introduced; but the propriety of the occasion and the mode of introduction are such that no complaint can be made; the episodes never entangle, encumber or even unpleasantly interrupt the main narrative.
The promotion was entirely the act of Lord Melbourne, an amateur in theology, who had read Thirlwall's introduction to Schleiermacher, and satisfied himself of the propriety of the appointment.Advertisement
In the first degree there is a strong persuasion of the propriety of the impression made; the second and third degrees are produced by comparisons of the impression with others associated with it, and an analysis of itself.
John's son and successor, John Frederick the Magnanimous, who became elector in 1532, might with equal propriety have been surnamed the Unfortunate.
In especial he vindicates the propriety of resistance to kingly oppression or misrule, upholds the existence of an hereditary nobility interested in their country's good as the firmest barrier against such oppression, and maintains the authority of parliaments.
It has no attributes of any kind; it is being without magnitude, without life, without thought; in strict propriety, indeed, we ought not to speak of it as existing; it is " above existence," " above goodness."
Our direct sympathy with the agent in the circumstances in which he is placed gives rise, according to this view, to our notion of the propriety of his action, whilst our indirect sympathy with those whom his actions have benefited or injured gives rise to our notions of merit and demerit in the agent himself.Advertisement
He thinks the public at large may with propriety not only facilitate and encourage, but even impose upon almost the whole body of the people, the acquisition in youth of the most essential elements of education.
The Wycliffite authorship of the Commentaries on the Gospels, on which the learned editors base their argument, is, however, unsupported by any evidence beyond the fact that the writer of the Prologue to Matthew urges in strong language " the propriety of translating Scripture for the use of the laity."
As illustrating this process Father Braun (p. 170) cites an interesting correspondence between Archbishop Lanfranc of Canterbury and John of Avranches, archbishop of Rouen, as to the propriety of a bishop wearing a chasuble at the consecration of a church, Lanfranc maintaining as an established principle that the vestment should be reserved for the Mass.
The king is a hero of the chivalric type common in contemporary romance; freedom is a "noble thing" to be sought and won at all costs; the opponents of such freedom are shown in the dark colours which history and poetic propriety require; but there is none of the complacency of the merely provincial habit of mind.
These, however, may with propriety be regarded as but different names for the same pigmentary substance, the variations in the character of which are attributable to the different modes in which the pigments are manufactured.
Forged letters, purporting to show his desire to abandon the revolutionary struggle, were published; he was accused of drawing more than his salary; his manners were ridiculed as "aping monarchy"; hints of the propriety of a guillotine for his benefit began to appear; he was spoken of as the "stepfather of his country."
His character and life were such as to suggest the propriety of canonization, but hostile influences have defeated every move in that direction.
If the view of the satirist is owing to this circumstance more limited in some directions, and his taste and temper less conformable to the best ancient standards of propriety, he is also saved by it from prejudices to which the traditions of his class exposed the historian.
Then he wept and mourned beyond what seemed to his other followers the bounds of propriety, exclaiming that Heaven was destroying him.
From the sentiments of propriety and admiration we proceed to the sense of merit and demerit.
The Whig ministry, then slowly but surely losing the support of the country, were divided in opinion as to the propriety of prosecuting this zealous parson.
The sense-manifold is not to be conceived as having, per se, any of the qualities of objects as actually cognized; its parts are not cognizable per se, nor can it with propriety be said to be received successively or simultaneously.
Propriety became trivial when one was drinking blood; and enjoying it.
We can turn to our dumb-looking neighbor and ask with perfect propriety, " Have you been to the exhibition of Japanese basketwork?
They combine filial obedience and propriety with a steadfast resolve to take no real notice of parental disapproval of her unlikely but successful match.
Now may we be convinced of the propriety of applying the epithet " good " to humility or piety toward God.
This is a basic criteria for all client accounts to ensure the utmost propriety in completion of our role.
This article considers the propriety of inventing a third category of public policy.
Some people question the propriety of having editors on the Commission at all.
What if there is no space for the Bogside even yet within existing constitutional propriety?
According to strict propriety of speech, he never entered into it at all.
The Conservative party has lately been annexing the state of sexual propriety, as a core step on the 20-year path back to power.
His role, however, is to focus on financial propriety rather than political propriety, which are very different things.
And, last, ' genius ' means a betrayal of gender propriety too.
Adultery however is not so much depicted as a moral wrongdoing but rather as a breach of propriety.
Accordingly their disproportionate prevalence in South America points unerringly to the lower rank of the avifauna of the region as a whole, and therefore to the propriety of putting it next in order to that of the Australian region, the general fauna of which is admittedly the lowest in the world.
Even if the analysis of the literature into component documents were complete, we should still possess a most imperfect record, since the documents themselves have passed through many redactions, and these redactions have proceeded from varying standpoints of religious tradition, successively eliminating or modifying certain elements deemed inconsistent with the canons of religious usage or propriety which prevailed in the age when the redaction took place.
Subsequently, whether from the fact that such bold speculations were obnoxious to the general sense of propriety in Elea, or from the inferiority of its leaders, the school degenerated into verbal disputes as to the possibility of motion, and similar academic trifling.
Both of these papal secretaries were mentioned in complimentary terms by Erasmus in his celebrated dialogue, the Ciceronianus (1528), in which no less than one hundred and six Ciceronian scholars of all nations are briefly and brilliantly reviewed, the slavish imitation of Cicero denounced, and the law laid down that " to speak with propriety we must adapt ourselves to the age in which we live - an age that differs entirely from that of Cicero."
His Latin style, though wanting the inimitable ease of Erasmus and often offending against idiom, is yet in copiousness and propriety much above the ordinary Latin of the English scholars of his time.
He takes first the semi-moral notion of " propriety" or "decorum," and endeavours to show inductively that our application of this notion to the social behaviour of another is determined by our degree of sympathy with the feeling expressed in such behaviour.
They became ' self-appointed arbiters of taste ', setting ' standards of propriety ', upholding reputations of respectability in polite society.
A fair amount of propriety comes with Indian cuisine, be aware of the following basic tenets.
The other propriety CPU, the 26.6 Mhz "Jerry", contained a 32-bit RISC Digital Signal Processor, in addition to units responsible for 16-bit stereo sound, joystick control, wavelength synthesis, and other functions.
In an effort to fight piracy, it seems that Nintendo is going the way of propriety media once more.
Two propriety seven-pin controller ports can be found at the front of the machine, whereas the power, reset, and eject switches are on the top of the SNES and Super Famicom.
Its critics have weighed in with questions about the propriety of including advertisements for producers of wines reviewed in the publication.
While many cell phones now include a standard 2.5mm jack, there are several that still make use of a propriety plug.
Each brand of mobile phone maker usually has their own propriety interface, and even within a brand, there can be several connectors.
Instead, this hot smartphone uses RIM's propriety "SureType" technology wherein two letters are mapped to each key, but still in a QWERTY-like layout.
It features a black and white display, a propriety operating system, and the option to choose from a variety of colored casings.
Finally, there is the question of propriety.
In 1833 the Reformed Presbyterian Church divided into New Lights and Old Lights in a dispute as to the propriety of Covenanters exercising the rights of citizenship under the constitution of the United States.
This narrow and pedantic theory had at least the merit of insisting on propriety of expression.
For a Prussian official to venture to give uncalled-for advice to his sovereign was a breach of propriety not calculated to increase his chances of favour; but it gave Gentz a conspicuous position in the public eye, which his brilliant talents and literary style enabled him to maintain.
The Positive Philosophy has another object besides the demonstration of the necessity and propriety of a science of society.
There can be scarcely any doubt as to the propriety of considering this genus the type of a separate family of Psittaci; but whether it stands alone or some other forms (Pezoporus or Geopsittacus, for example, which in coloration and habits present some curious analogies) should be placed with it, must await future determination.
Within a month it was transformed, and presented, says an eyewitness, "a scene where stillness and propriety reigned."
A cry went up that to allow dissident churches to announce their presence was to insult and persecute the Catholic I at Rome the decree was attacked as unconstitutional, and a breach of diplomatic propriety all the more reprehensible as negotiations for a revision of the concordat were actually pending.
With a very few exceptions the speeches are dignified in tone, full of life and have at least a dramatic propriety, while of such incongruous and laboured absurdities as the speech which Dionysius puts into the mouth of Romulus, after the rape of the Sabine women, there are no instances in Livy.