proper to


: belonging to or suited to (something)
Are such violent emotions proper to poetry?

Examples of proper to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Tuesday’s filing, prosecutors defend the use of a federal grand jury in the nation’s capital, as well as one in South Florida, to hear evidence in the matter, saying the two-pronged approach was proper to investigate criminal conduct that allegedly occurred in both places. Devlin Barrett, Washington Post, 22 Aug. 2023 That is, in addition to the technical expertise proper to their industry, these new leaders must also now be savvy enough to understand potentially disruptive trends across a dauntingly broad horizon, encompassing everything from climate to global political movements to technological breakthroughs. Chris Lowney, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 Bostonians — a moniker claimed by residents living anywhere from Boston proper to as far away as, say, 30 miles outside the city — are, by and large, fiercely proud people. Malina Saval, Variety, 1 June 2022 An old tram takes you the short distance from Sóller proper to Port Sóller, considered one of Mallorca’s finest ports. John Oseid, Forbes, 2 May 2022 In light of all the circumstances of the life-or-death situation confronting them, Officers Amaya and Vinyard acted reasonably in their use of force, and did no more than was necessary and proper to perform their lawful duties as federal officers. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 Lack of access to transportation, proper to pharmacies, all have major consequences for public health, Jacobson added. Arielle Mitropoulos, ABC News, 28 Mar. 2022 The Highland Park star becomes only the second quarterback from a high school in Dallas proper to win a Super Bowl title or NFL championship. Dallas News, 13 Feb. 2022 Inductees will be announced in May 2022, with a ceremony proper to follow this fall. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 4 Feb. 2022 See More

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“Proper to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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