Definition: improperness; unsuitableness
Definition: improperness; unsuitableness
Sentences Containing 'impropriety'
She was now struck with the impropriety of such communications to a stranger, and wondered it had escaped her before.
Elizabeth, however, had never been blind to the impropriety of her father's behavior as a husband.
The first question which I am tempted to put to the proprietor of such great impropriety is, Who bolsters you?
The necessity of these temporary statutes sufficiently demonstrates the impropriety of this general one.
The temporary laws, prohibiting, for a limited time, the exportation of corn, and taking off, for a limited time, the duties upon its importation, expedients to which Great Britain has been obliged so frequently to have recourse, sufficiently demonstrate the impropriety of her general system.
Those several prices seem all of them a good deal too low; and there seems to be an impropriety, besides, in prohibiting exportation altogether at those precise prices at which that bounty, which was given in order to force it, is withdrawn.
The following observations may serve to shew the impropriety of this representation:-- First, this class, it is acknowledged, reproduces annually the value of its own annual consmnption, and continues, at least, the existence of the stock or capital which maintains and employs it.
There is no impropriety, therefore, in its being defrayed by the general contribution of the whole society.
When Mrs. Micawber has her sea-legs on--an expression in which I hope there is no conventional impropriety--she will give them, I dare say, "Little Tafflin".
On 15 Sep 1351 de Roulegh and Peter Atte Wode were removed from their positions on the commission as a result of complaints of impropriety by fellow commissioners.
Dr. P.C. Alexander, himself a former Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra governor, writes that the most conspicuous case of constitutional impropriety was the one by Sri Prakasam when he invited Rajagopalachari to form the government in the Madras state.
Three lawsuits against Legends have been consolidated and are currently pending in New Jersey Superior Court; two were filed by timeshare owners alleging mismanagement or impropriety in selling timeshares while the building was in violation of state fire codes, and one seeks class-action status for all timeshare owners.
respect for the characters composing this Society could not blind him to the danger impropriety of throwing such a power into their hands."
Furthermore, Commonwealth courts have previously held that imputation of judicial impropriety is not "ipso facto" scandalizing contempt.
On 20 November 2009, after a 14-month investigation the IPCC found no evidence of dishonesty or impropriety.
He never proceeded to higher orders, however, probably because of rumours of his interest in Satanism and accusations of sexual impropriety with young boys, for which he was tried and acquitted.
Cassidy was accused of 47 different counts of financial impropriety by Queens residents during his time in office; these were investigated and 24 were upheld by Mayor Seth Low's administration, but no charges stemming from these accusations were ever brought against Cassidy.
Cain strongly denied any impropriety, stating: "I have never sexually harassed anyone and those accusations are totally false."
From 2002-2003, he served as the Inspector General of Pennsylvania, where he led the Department of State's search for evidence of impropriety within Pennsylvania's executive agencies and the welfare program.
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