More definitions of "proper":
- (adj): Marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness.
Example: "Proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
- (adj): Having all the qualities typical of the thing specified.
Example: "Wanted a proper dinner; not just a snack"; "he finally has a proper job"
- (adj): Limited to the thing specified.
Example: "The city proper"; "his claim is connected with the deed proper"
Famous quotes containing the word proper:
“The Methodists love your big sinners, as proper subjects to work upon.”
—Horace Walpole (17171797)
“Thou art the unanswered question;
Couldst see thy proper eye,
Alway it asketh, asketh;
And each answer is a lie.
So take thy quest through nature,
It through thousand natures ply;
Ask on, thou clothed eternity;
Time is the false reply.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Hence a young man is not a proper hearer of lectures on political science; for he is inexperienced in the actions that occur in life, but its discussions start from these and are about these; and, further, since he tends to follow his passions, his study will be vain and unprofitable, because the end aimed at is not knowledge but action.”
—Aristotle (384322 B.C.)