improperly be

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  • In fact, it might not improperly be called the art of doing easily what you don't like to do. Cited from Reflections and Comments, by Edwin Lawrence Godkin
  • What we now behold may not improperly be called a "counter-revolution." Cited from The Rights Of Man, by Thomas Paine
  • Proof of this may not improperly be offered here, provided it be not too prolix. Cited from Lectures on Language, by William S. Balch
  • Reputation may not improperly be termed the moral life of man. Cited from The Prose Works of William Wordsworth, by William Wordsworth
  • Indeed the current of Whittier's life might not improperly be compared to the river beside which he dwelt so long. Cited from Concord and Appledore,by Frank Preston Stearns
  • A curious acquired and hereditary instinct, of a different character, may not improperly be noticed here. Cited from The Earth as Modified by Human Action,by G.P.Marsh
  • If more direct examples were wanting, Poland, as a government over local sovereigns, might not improperly be taken notice of. Cited from The Federalist Papers
  • A few words may not improperly be said about some of the circumstances and details of novel-appearance and distribution, etc., at this palmy day of English fiction. Cited from The English Novel, by George Saintsbury
  • As for the first, it is a little oval poem, and may not improperly be called a scholar's egg. Cited from Essays and Tales, by Joseph Addison
  • In this he has been so entirely successful that for many English readers he has established a new language which may not improperly be called Hybernico-Thackerayan. Cited from Thackeray, by Anthony Trollope
  • They form a collection of thirteen papers, which might not improperly be called an analysis of the decretals of Isidorus. Cited from Paris As It Was and As It Is,by Francis W. Blagdon
  • But, roughly speaking, the dates above given mark the limits of one literary epoch, which may not improperly be called the Elizabethan. Cited from From Chaucer to Tennyson, by Henry A. Beers
  • But, roughly speaking, the dates above given mark the limits of one literary epoch, which may not improperly be called the Elisabethan. Cited from Brief History of English and American Literature, by Henry A. Beers
  • Such writers and thinkers as Muro evidently was might not improperly be called the pre-Christian Christians of Japan. Cited from Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic, by Sidney L. Gulick
  • This substance, which might less improperly be called ants' nests, is in much request in a region whose inhabitants are of so turbulent a character. Cited from Equinoctial Regions of America V2,von Humboldt
  • The whole country in that direction was so low, that it might not improperly be termed a swamp, the spaces which were bare of trees being more constantly under water than those where they grew. Cited from Expeditions into New South Wales, by John Oxley
  • The case of Amos Dresser, a young Southerner, may not improperly be mentioned here. Cited from The Abolitionists, by John F. Hume
  • With his characteristic forecast and activity of (which may not improperly be called) practical imagination, he had made arrangements to meet every probable contingency. Cited from Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit, Coleridge #2
  • And it may not improperly be called the Supper of the Lord on another account, because it was the supper which the lord and master of every Jewish family celebrated, on the same festival, in his own house. Cited from A Portraiture of Quakerism, Volume II (of 3), by Thomas Clarkson
  • Ray wittily observes that an obscure and prolix author may not improperly be compared to a Cuttle-fish, since he may be said to hide himself under his own ink. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 20, No. 562
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