Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Middle English forms of proper, property.
- adj. Obsolete form of proper.
“What, for Canadian amour propre, is more irritating is that coincidentally "spotted fever" was reported as breaking out in other parts of England.”
“Small differences often grow into great quarrels, and honest differences of opinion frequently produce controversies in which national amour propre is involved and national honor, dignity, and prestige are supposed to be at stake.”
“The phrase amour-propre since 'propre' means clean elides 'self-love' and 'clean-love'.”
“Napoleon's representations as to her being "propre": but at last he acknowledged his marriage with Madame Jouberthon.”
“As for Lucien, he objected to his brother that the Queen was ugly, and laughed at Napoleon's representations as to her being "propre": but at last he acknowledged his marriage with Madame Jouberthon.”
“propre" maintenant qu'il a été nettoyé de toute humanité et réduit à un code-barre SS (Sécu Soc) (sécurité sociale, ndlr).”
“He might take offense at well-intentioned advice and sulk for months, refusing to talk to those who had wounded his amour propre.”
“Henry Farrell on Crooked Timber defends the European Parliament: ... complaints about the self-importance and amour-propre of MEPs seem to me to really miss the point.”
“Oui, et pour plusieurs raisons : le peuple révolté nous en supplie, la Ligue arabe et donc les pays voisins demandent cette intervention, et notre conscience de la souffrance du peuple libyen, et de ce qui attend les insurgés si Qaddafi gagne sa guerre contre son propre peuple, nous l'exige.”
“Let's reinforce that there is no apparent overriding public interest at stake here, only the SEC's amour propre.”
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