That he stood while praying was not an impropriety, for the standing attitude was usual in prayer; the publican also stood.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
The third offense against good use, an impropriety, is the use of a proper word in an improper sense.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
Public and open improprieties were at once frowned down, and people of all grades and classes seemed to make their chief study good taste.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
If it be so, the impropriety is the work of the smaller spirits who have not been sufficiently overlooked.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
Some of both sexes had grand voices, that rang like bugles, and the very impropriety of their music made it fascinating.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
Truly, it seemeth to me that I might style myself an ass without impropriety.
"Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader" by R.M. Ballantyne
I would have ended by laughing outright if I had not been saved from that impropriety by poor Fyne becoming preposterous.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
The groups of youth in the school and in society, and in business places, seed with improprieties of word and thought.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
These things I know are necessary and I acquit him of any artistic impropriety.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, April 12, 1916" by Various
I have only, in duty to myself, to clear up the charge against me, of impropriety.
"Valerie" by Frederick Marryat
But I know her too well to suspect her of any impropriety.
"Jewel Weed" by Alice Ames Winter
It is true that the liberty of American girls occasionally leads to improprieties.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
Out of this has come the notion of what is obscene, as the extreme of indecency and impropriety.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The young lieutenant sat down abashed, under the impression that he had betrayed himself into some act of gross impropriety.
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
Artless impropriety is quite played out.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
There are women, who can invite to easy and pleasant conversation, and yet repel the most trivial impropriety in a gentleman.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
Madeleine is too reasonable not to see the impropriety (to use a mild word) there would be even in such a suggestion.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
He introduced landscapes and animals into most of his pictures, sometimes with great impropriety.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture" by Clara Erskine Clement
I sent Betty downstairs, and explained to Lucy the impropriety of such conduct.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
We agree with the doctor as to the impropriety of calling a visible dot, a point without dimensions.
"Practical Education, Volume II" by Maria Edgeworth
The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into claims by Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) that it was tricked by "serious accounting improprieties" into overpaying billions of dollars for a British software firm.
HP Earnings Take Big Hit From Alleged "Accounting Improprieties" at Autonomy .
Contracting "improprieties" mean taxi riders will keep waiting for credit-card readers.
If public corruption, wrongdoing, impropriety – any of it – were to rear up and bite Carlos Alvarez on the hiney, or slap him upside his face, it is disappointingly doubtful he'd ever know what bit him or hit him.
Cumberland County sheriff's detectives are investigating complaints alleging undisclosed improprieties in a county-funded pilot bus project in the Cedar Creek area, the chief deputy said.
Report accused DC Councilman Graham of impropriety.
Ethics committee to prepare charges against assemblyman for 'appearance of impropriety'.
Photo courtesy of Scott Rumana The New Jersey Legislature's ethics committee has voted to draw up charges against Assemblyman Scott Rumana (R-Passaic) for the 'appearance of impropriety'.
Doheny, Fiancee Reject Gawker Report Of 'Impropriety.
Former SEC inspector general challenges allegations of bias, sexual improprieties.
Hewlett-Packard says $10 billion purchase was inflated by 'improprieties'.
Auburn's Jovon Robinson held out of practice following report of academic impropriety.
Attorney General Anne Milgram plans to file a lawsuit today against Stevens Institute of Technology, charging the school with fiscal impropriety and seeking to remove its top two leaders, a spokesman for her office said tonight.
Special plates for judges and other public officials are, for the most part, unnecessary, and have the taint of impropriety.
Kwame Brown is just the latest DC political figure to make headlines amid accusations of improprieties.