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01. Make sure you wear the [proper] clothing when you go for your job interview.
02. If you don't follow the instructions, you can't expect the machine to work [properly].
03. You need to wear [proper] clothing while skiing; otherwise, you'll be so cold you won't enjoy yourself.
04. They live in Seattle [proper], not in the suburbs.
05. Studies have shown that if schoolchildren don't eat a [proper] breakfast, they often find it difficult to concentrate in class.
06. It's hard for me to fix my bicycle because I don't have the [proper] tools.
07. My video camera isn't working [properly]; the image is all dark.
08. There is a Navaho proverb which states that a man can't get rich if he takes [proper] care of his family.
09. Camels will refuse to carry loads that are not [properly] balanced.
10. A Chinese student told me that the [proper] way to eat chicken feet is to put the entire foot in one's mouth, suck off the meat, and spit out the bones.
11. Someone told me that in India, it is perfectly [proper] for men to wear pajamas in public.
12. Your teeth will last a lifetime if you care for them [properly].
13. Thomas Watson once said that wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the [proper] use.
14. Frederick Douglass once stated that truth is [proper] and beautiful in all times and in all places.
15. Public displays of affection are considered [improper] in Indonesia.
16. Alaska is so cold that oil transported by pipeline across the state has to be heated in order to flow [properly].

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  • Proper — Prop er, a. [OE. propre, F. propre, fr. L. proprius. Cf. {Appropriate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Belonging to one; one s own; individual. His proper good [i. e., his own possessions]. Chaucer. My proper son. Shak. [1913 Webster] Now learn the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proper — may refer to:* Proper (liturgy), the part of a Christian liturgy that is specific to the date within the Liturgical Year * Proper frame, such system of reference in which object is stationary (non moving), sometimes also called a co moving frame… …   Wikipedia

  • proper — [präp′ər] adj. [ME propre < OFr < L proprius, one s own] 1. specially adapted or suitable to a specific purpose or specific conditions; appropriate [the proper tool for a job] 2. naturally belonging or peculiar (to) [weather proper to… …   English World dictionary

  • proper — prop·er adj: marked by fitness or correctness; esp: being in accordance with established procedure, law, jurisdiction, or standards of care, fairness, and justice argued that the shareholder was acting in bad faith and lacked a proper purpose for …   Law dictionary

  • proper — Adj sauber erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. propre, das auf l. proprius eigen, eigentümlich zurückgeht.    Ebenso nndl. proper, ne. proper, nschw. proper, nnorw. proper. ✎ DF 2 (1942), 690f.; Jones (1976), 543;… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • proper — [adj1] suitable able, applicable, appropriate, apt, au fait, becoming, befitting, capable, competent, convenient, decent, desired, felicitous, fit, fitting, good, happy, just, legitimate, meet, qualified, right, suited, true, useful; concept 558… …   New thesaurus

  • proper — early 13c., adapted to some purpose, fit, apt, from O.Fr. propre (11c.), from L. proprius one s own, particular to itself, from pro privo for the individual. Proper name belonging to or relating to the person or thing in question, is from late… …   Etymology dictionary

  • proper — Adj. (Oberstufe) ugs.: im Äußeren ordentlich und sauber Synonyme: adrett, gepflegt Beispiele: Ihre Kleidung ist immer sehr proper. Das Zimmer ist proper aufgeräumt …   Extremes Deutsch

  • proper — ► ADJECTIVE 1) truly what something is said or regarded to be; genuine. 2) (after a noun ) strictly so called: the World Cup proper. 3) suitable or appropriate; correct. 4) respectable, especially excessively so. 5) (proper to) belonging or… …   English terms dictionary

  • proper to — formal : belonging to or suited to (something) Are such violent emotions proper to poetry? • • • Main Entry: ↑proper …   Useful english dictionary

  • Proper — Prop er, adv. Properly; hence, to a great degree; very; as, proper good. [Colloq & Vulgar] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English