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suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place

consistent with prevailing or accepted standards or circumstances

in accordance with principles of right or good conduct

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marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

having all the qualities typical of the thing specified

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limited to the thing specified

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appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs

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As the powers delegated under the new system are more extensive, the government which is to administer it would find itself still more distressed with the alternative of betraying the public interests by doing nothing, or of violating the Constitution by exercising powers indispensably necessary and proper, but, at the same time, not EXPRESSLY granted.
In every army, the five developments connected with fire must be known, the movements of the stars calculated, and a watch kept for the proper days.
From the experiment of the ridge of vermilion wax, we can clearly see that if the bees were to build for themselves a thin wall of wax, they could make their cells of the proper shape, by standing at the proper distance from each other, by excavating at the same rate, and by endeavouring to make equal spherical hollows, but never allowing the spheres to break into each other.
If, on the one hand, it should be observed that the expenses incurred in the prosecution of the ambitious enterprises and vainglorious pursuits of a monarchy are not a proper standard by which to judge of those which might be necessary in a republic, it ought, on the other hand, to be remarked that there should be as great a disproportion between the profusion and extravagance of a wealthy kingdom in its domestic administration, and the frugality and economy which in that particular become the modest simplicity of republican government.
I replied; and if we asked him what due or proper thing is given by medicine, and to whom, what answer do you think that he would make to us?
called he upwards, "thus is it pleasing and proper to me.
But if from the comparative dimensions of the whale's proper brain, you deem it incapable of being adequately charted, then I have another idea for you.
Surely it will be allowed that none could be more proper than the present, where we are about to introduce a considerable character on the scene; no less, indeed, than the heroine of this heroic, historical, prosaic poem.