from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Excellence, quality.
- n. The state or condition of being proper; propriety.
- n. The state or condition of being proper (of a proper fraction, proper subset, etc.).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being proper.
- n. Tallness; comeliness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being proper, in any sense of that word.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. correct or appropriate behavior
Carole McDonnell 7:54 pm: Christianity defined as properness
Anyway, I appreciate the properness of your introduction of the song because it IS "S-S-S-Saturday."
The Victorian era was known of a time of prim properness, where ladies were ladies and men acted like gentlemen.
There is some correspondence involved, not some sentimental farmish old rugged implement type thing, but a real properness in having the one who is usually served take due consideration of the thing serving.
Julian Fellowes had a lot of explaining to do in his new costume drama series Downton Abbey, though the opening sequence probably gave us more footnotes about Edwardian grate-blacking and the pecking order of domestic drudges than was entirely absorbable amid the squawk of maids and cackling cooks and general dawn uproar of an aristocratic household being dustpan-and-brushed to its full English properness.
Given the “properness” that people from this era show each other, it seems odd that Hilton would call Don at home at such an odd hour.
There are some PP's that transcend their category for me--I forget their properness because I am too busy enjoying their beauty.
Hmmm… Frum wut Ai kan determyne, teh moast biggest problum ov teh trolls iz there grate stuffynesses adn mush boringest properness, wich awl srsly resultz in a eenormuss lack ov a sence ov huumor.
And it must be that you do all see with me in this matter, and commend me that I thought with properness.
And because some had thus abetted that which they knew to be against the Law, which was framed to the well-being and safety of all, there were certain floggings, which might the better help their memories in the future as to the properness of their actions and wisdom.