Tuesday, March 29, 2016

chime & impropriety


Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out

A bell chimed behind them, and Richard raised his head.

It took him a moment to recover from the impropriety of having snored, and possibly grunted, before a young lady.


1. to ring; 
2. to show the time by making a ringing sound;

behaviour or actions that are dishonest, morally wrong or not appropriate for a person in a position of responsibility;

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