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properness

Definitions

  • Insect properly pinned up
    Insect properly pinned up
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n properness correct or appropriate behavior
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Roses generally need around 6 hours of sunlight to grow properly.
    • Properness Tallness; comeliness.
    • Properness The quality of being proper.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Everyone thought Albert Einstein suffered from dyslexia, because he couldn't speak properly until he was 9 years old.
    • n properness The character of being proper, in any sense of that word.
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Quotations

  • Her Majesty's Wizard
    Her Majesty's Wizard
    “You, betrayed by time and space, Seek and find your proper place.”
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    “Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.”
  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    Henri%20Frederic%20Amiel
    “The only substance properly so called is the soul.”
  • Loomis
    Loomis
    “As it is not proper to cure the eyes without the head, nor the head without the body, so neither is it proper to cure the body without the soul.”
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan%20Swift
    “The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.”
  • Queen Elizabeth
    Queen Elizabeth
    “It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.”

Idioms

Prim and proper - Someone who is prim and proper always behaves in the correct way and never breaks the rules of etiquette.
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Usage

In literature:

It seems very clear to me that this is not a proper case for the granting of a pension.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
The times of planting will depend on the state of the plants and the proper season of their heading in.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Three arrows proper, banded.
"The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition" by Anonymous
To enjoy winter recreations properly we must have proper clothing.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
A puzzle of this kind should rarely cause any difficulty if attacked in a proper manner.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
Other powers appearing indifferent, we did not think it proper to press them.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
At the proper minute, when the ground is dotted with his game, he pulls the draw-string, and the birds are secured.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
A speaker will prepare carefully his speech proper, but leave to circumstances the suggestion of the beginning he will use.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
It may also be said that a young man should show proper deference to elderly gentlemen.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
Find the proper place for it before you give it a permanent location.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
All binders complain bitterly of the impossibility of binding it properly.
"Library Bookbinding" by Arthur Low Bailey
Second: Ascertain whether there is the proper amount of water in the vaporizer, in the scrubber, etc., and that the feed works properly.
"Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants" by R. E. Mathot
In Cases thus circumstanced, good Soups and a little Wine are very proper.
"Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health" by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
Where the case cannot be thus isolated and properly cared for, it should be removed to a proper hospital.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
It is mainly a question of convenience with the farmer, provided a proper supply of palatable nutriment within a proper compass is given.
"Sheep, Swine, and Poultry" by Robert Jennings
On the contrary, School-training carried far enough and properly given is just what I do advocate.
"Patroclus and Penelope" by Theodore Ayrault Dodge
To obtain the proper consistency in glue for bookbinding, a quantity of the cakes is taken and sufficient water poured over it to cover well.
"Practical Bookbinding" by Paul Adam
The deck did not seem to be lifted forward and he thought the bows had resumed their proper level.
"Wyndham's Pal" by Harold Bindloss
If your work has been properly done, you have not cut the eyelids anywhere.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
These cans are then not properly washed and scalded.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
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In poetry:

What furious thoughts will fill your breast,
What passions, fierce and tinglish
(Cannot be properly expressed
In calm, reposeful English).
"The Roasting Of Lydia" by Roswell Martin Field
And that my body, there must go,
For want of proper caution too,
And, with the soul like tortures taste,
When once the resurrection's past:
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
There ev'ry want shall be supply'd —
There ev'ry wish be satisfy'd —
There ev'ry ravish'd sense shall find
Enjoyments of a proper kind.
"Concerning The New Jerusalem" by Rees Prichard
When the Devil comes in his proper form
To the chamber where I dwell,
I know him and make the Sign of the Cross
Which drives him back to Hell.
"The Robe Of Christ" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
What stays thee from the clouded noons,
Thy sweetness from its proper place?
Can trouble live with April days,
Or sadness in the summer moons?
"LXXXIII: Spring" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
One to another calling,
Each answering each,
One to another calling
In their proper speech: High above my head they wheeled,
Far out of reach.
"Paradise: In A Symbol" by Christina Georgina Rossetti

In news:

As Garrison Keillor would say, it's more proper to exercise freedom in this country than simply talk about it.
You may obtain a printable application that may be mailed to the office with the proper documentation.
Audio Archivists at KDHX also make sure all files are properly labelled and are in the right place.
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Need PCs on the Processing Floor, But Even the Most Rugged Won't Survive Without the Proper Enclosure.
Melissa Leo plays a hard-scrabble ex-convict who creates a menagerie she can't care for properly.
We'd like to propose a toast: To our recent abundance of proper cocktails.
Trojan is in discussions with the city to hold the event at a later date once proper permits are obtained.
Novelo was there to give me a CliffsNotes tutelage on the proper way to drink tequila.
Benefits of Proper Tire Inflation.
The Proper Way to Cut a Thanksgiving Bird: The Knives.
Proper maintenance of truck scales ensures accurate tracking of material sales.
But fans are eager for a proper new full-length.
The gap between Missouri and Western Illinois is not properly captured by the 180 miles the Leathernecks football team traveled in three buses en route to Columbia.
Chicano Rock and Latino Grooves on 'Rock It Properly' (Sunday, May 6).
(15) Users should be competent in the proper use of checklists to reduce defibrillator malfunctions.
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In science:

If B is saturated as an A-dg-algebra (i.e. smooth and proper), and if X is smooth and proper over k, then Lα (X ) is saturated as a k-dg-category.
Derived Azumaya algebras and generators for twisted derived categories
Even if in the literature there are several concepts of proper minimality for a given set (see [1, Section 2.4] for a review on this sub ject), we deal here only with the properly minimal elements of a set in the sense of linear scalarization.
Classical linear vector optimization duality revisited
The key point is that the analysis of the acceleration radiation using an Unruh-DeWitt particle detector involves only the invariantly defined proper time along the accelerated world line, so it is natural there to define the trans-Planckian region in terms of this proper time.
Reply to "Comment on 'Insensitivity of Hawking radiation to an invariant Planck-scale cutoff' "
A proper Tc -lower semicontinuous L0 (F )-convex function, in particular, a Proposition 7.5.1. proper Tc -lower semicontinuous L0 (F )-convex conditional risk measure on Lp F (E ), is Tc -continuous and subdifferentiable on the interior of its effective domain.
Recent progress in random metric theory and its applications to conditional risk measures
We saw that SlcModH satisfies the valuative criterion of properness, hence it is proper iff it is of finite type.
Moduli of varieties of general type
An automorphism of H is an isomorphism between H and itself, and we write aut H for the automorphism group. H is a (proper) subformula of F if H ’s variable and clause sets are subsets of F ’s (and at least one of the containments is proper).
Structure of random r-SAT below the pure literal threshold
The proof of Proposition 7.1 is by induction on the position of v in the prefix pre-order, starting with context types that have no proper extension, and ending at the context type v = (cid:3) that has no proper prefix.
Tree Languages Defined in First-Order Logic with One Quantifier Alternation
Moreover, if B denotes a maximal proper connected definable subgroup of the pure group G, then B is a proper definable subgroup of G, so B is solvable-by-finite.
A Jordan decomposition for groups of finite Morley rank
We study two cases separately, depending on the number of proper base-points of θ. (a) Suppose that θ has exactly three proper base-points, which means that θ = a1σa2 for some a1, a2 ∈ A∩J.
Simple relations in the Cremona group
Furthermore, the convolution of properly logconcave sequences is again properly log-concave, see e.g. .
Bounds on the number of integer points in a polytope via concentration estimates
The small cancellation conditions express a combinatorial form of non-positive curvature of K : roughly, C (p) means that every proper edge cycle in K has length (cid:62) p, and T (q) means that every proper edge cycle in the dual K ∨ has length (cid:62) q ; see [98, Chapter V] for details.
Groups defined by automata
In the category of sets and functions, any function that associates an element of X with any pair of elements from A and B is a proper function of two variables, i.e., a proper arrow of two domains A and B into X .
Concrete Foundations for Categorical Quantum Physics
All examples of m in this paper take their values in a proper subset N ∪ {∞} of R≥1 ∪ {∞} or a proper subset {en |n ∈ {0} ∪ N} of R≥1 ∪ {∞} where e is the base of natural logarithm.
Multiplicity of a space over another space
Assume that U is a subset of a proper symmetric GAP P of size r, then there exists a proper symmetric GAP Q that contains U such that the fol lowing hold.
Inverse Littlewood-Offord problems and The Singularity of Random Symmetric Matrices
The refinement is proper if there are g ∈ G and g ′ ∈ G′ such that Ag ( Ag′ . A grading is said to be fine if it admits no proper refinements.
Fine gradings on exceptional simple Lie superalgebras
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