Usage examples for improper

  1. Strength is never greater than when used rightly; never greater than when refused to the improper use. – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  2. What's an improper word? – Nine Little Goslings by Susan Coolidge
  3. " Most improper of the postman," replies Mr. Massereene, soothingly. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  4. I consider it my duty to prevent you from making an improper match; and, as his Majesty's representative here, I cannot allow you to marry this young man. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  5. A lack of proper knowledge of selection of fish for the different methods of cooking, and the improper cooking of fish once it is acquired, are responsible to a large extent for the prejudice so frequently to be found against the use of fish. – Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918) by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss
  6. When, however, Andromeda too grew up, the wily Anthony feared his fruitful friendship must inevitably come to an end, since the only remaining daughter had already reached the dangerous age of fifteen, and bore moreover the improper name of Anactoria! – Modern marriage and how to bear it by Maud Churton Braby
  7. Hot crank pins may occur from several causes, but by far the most common ones are from improper oiling, or from the engine being out of line. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  8. There are things which she thinks right that seem to me quite out of place and improper – Ester Ried by Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden)
  9. Compare proper, appropriate, improper – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  10. Doctor Svetilovitch thought he ought to protest against the improper actions of the police. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  11. I look upon her as a most improper companion for you; and the sooner you are separated from her the better. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  12. But I am sensible that there remain two points on which it would be improper to be silent. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  13. 2. What is an Improper Title? – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  14. Of course from this very hour you will cease the highly improper and ungenteel business which you have pursued. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  15. This was long before we had any empire or pretence to empire in that part of India: therefore the expression of a rebellion, which he had used with regard to her, was, he acknowledged, improper and that he only meant he had formed some opinion of her disaffection to the English. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  16. Most of his stories were very improper but their wit excused them. – The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent by S.M. Hussey
  17. It is most improper I may say dangerous, to admit such a number at once. – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  18. But it would appear highly improper for such a little boy as you to take upon him to instruct others, while he all the time wants so much instruction himself. – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day
  19. Besides, she possesses the dangerous art of exciting an improper idea, without using an improper word. – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  20. She's going to ask her father to come, too- says it would be terribly improper for us two to ride alone. – The Gringos by B. M. Bower