proper

All Adjective Noun
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  • A committee may well contain a proper part which is itself a committee.
  • Education and proper care have been shown to improve quality of life.
  • He has no proper self-respect till past his majority. Cited from Birds and Poets, by John Burroughs
  • For example, the class of all sets would be a proper class.
  • A proper name tells us which thing is in question, without giving us any other information about it.
  • Many natural items such as plants and animals are described as proper in this case.
  • These may be considered the proper objects of economy, scientific knowledge, and politics.
  • Within set theory, many collections of sets turn out to be proper classes.
  • Thus returning himself to the proper relationship with his creator and source of being.
  • He had strong opinions about the proper form for state religion.
  • And yet if any should be dug up, it would be a proper metal.
  • Everything else is called by its proper name.
  • Most Soviet soldiers had proper winter clothes, but this was not the case with every unit.
  • Education and proper care can improve quality of life.
  • Each of the number systems mentioned above is a proper subset of the next number system.
  • He did not believe that the Red Army would find much support in Poland proper.
  • She wanted him reduced within proper limits, so that he might no longer be a danger to the empire.
  • George is brought up to be a proper and patriotic member of English society.
  • What they disagree about is the proper role and the proper form of that government.
  • Many theories have been proposed about proper names, none of them entirely satisfactory.
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Meaning of proper

  • adjective Marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
    proper medical treatment, proper manners