Usage examples for inappropriate

  1. Perhaps a brief review of Dr. Turner's narrative may not be deemed inappropriate here. – A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 87-204 by H. C. Yarrow
  2. For hidden treasure he can dig, Pursue the Indians in the wood, Feed the prolific guinea- pig With inappropriate food; Do all the things that mattered so In happy days of long ago. – More Misrepresentative Men by Harry Graham
  3. It is true that children, with the best intentions, sometimes bring inappropriate busy- work to school. – Life's Minor Collisions by Frances Warner Gertrude Warner
  4. Still, the term is not on this account inappropriate. – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  5. In the winter of 1913- 14 the I. L. P. desired to concentrate its attention on its own " Coming of Age Campaign," an internal affair, in which co- operation with another body was inappropriate. – The History of the Fabian Society by Edward R. Pease
  6. From every tree fluttered a flag, more or less inappropriate, and on every bush and plant, poppy and rose, sage and phlox, laurel and sweet briar, blossomed roses of a size and colour to make a florist's heart rejoice- had they been real. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  7. He bore them, but after their arrival in company with large and inappropriate nails, and especially after the cut- glass candlesticks appeared on the drawing- room chimney- piece, he ceased to make his little occasional purchases of old china and old silver. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  8. When he brought the motor- car to a standstill, before a fashionable millinery shop, he felt none of the surprise that he had when he took Patty to what he considered inappropriate places. – Patty's Success by Carolyn Wells
  9. These facts must be taken into consideration, because a church to which crowds of votaries for centuries resorted would surely contain no glass inappropriate to the wealth and high standing of these pilgrims. – Stained Glass Tours in France by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
  10. So of incongruous and inappropriate expressions. – Letters to a Daughter and A Little Sermon to School Girls by Helen Ekin Starrett
  11. Now that the matter had come up, he would not let it drop, even upon that inappropriate occasion, without one word from himself; but, he promised them, it should be his last public utterance on the subject, in that parish at all events, as it was most certainly his first. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  12. Sometimes it applies a feeling that is too inappropriate, as when the position is too horribly novel for us to have had any experience that can guide the central government in knowing how to feel about it, and this results in a cessation of the effort involved in trying to feel. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  13. It is those things that make your garb inappropriate. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  14. The diction of the following sentences is incorrect or inappropriate for written discourse. – The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever Easley S. Jones
  15. A dozen subjects sprang to his lips, and he was about to utter them, but he felt that they would be inappropriate; and as North remained perfectly silent, and the uneasy feeling consequent upon sitting there in the darkness, conversing, as it were, with the invisible, increasing, Salis rose. – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  16. Fiction, however, showed itself an inappropriate medium. – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  17. He certainly made a very striking address, and yet it was in no sense inappropriate for a funeral. – In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
  18. The simile of such virginity is not inappropriate; for, as it grew larger and larger and lower and lower, Evan saw that the only figure in it was robed in white from head to foot and crowned with snow- white hair, on which the moonshine lay like a benediction. – The Ball and The Cross by G.K. Chesterton
  19. How much more easy to construct a box, and then say, " Come, let us cover its inside with an incongruous and inappropriate but imposing parade of learning," than to lift some light and genial thing of beauty aloft into the air, as did the modest builder of the staircase to the hall at Christ Church, Oxford! – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds