Definitions

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  • noun an improper demeanor

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Examples

  • And so did change from her intent; yet with no improperness of modesty; but only with a niceness of Sense, which she did make no talk of; but yet did have.

    The Night Land

  • Christian religion, from whence the Scriptures derive their authority; which question is also propounded sometimes in other terms, as, how we know them to be the word of God, or, why we believe them to be so; and the difficulty of resolving it ariseth chiefly from the improperness of the words wherein the question itself is couched.

    Leviathan

  • And so did change from her intent; yet with no improperness of modesty; but only with a niceness of Sense, which she did make no talk of; but yet did have.

    The Night Land: Chapter 10

  • It is a question much disputed between the diverse sects of Christian religion, from whence the Scriptures derive their authority; which question is also propounded sometimes in other terms, as, how we know them to be the word of God, or, why we believe them to be so; and the difficulty of resolving it ariseth chiefly from the improperness of the words wherein the question itself is couched.

    Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill

  • "If I intelligent enough choose for myself, then where be improperness?

    The Cat is a Metaphor

  • I don’t see the connection between yearly variations, heavy-tailed distributions, and improperness of median adjustment.

    Hurricanes – What to Adjust « Climate Audit

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