proper (adj.) Old form(s): proprest
good-looking, handsome, comely
1H6 V.iii.37[Richard to Pucelle] Charles the Dauphin is a proper man
2H6 IV.ii.88[Cade to all, of the Clerk] The man is a proper man
AYL I.ii.112[Le Beau to Rosalind and Celia] Three proper young men
AYL III.v.51[Rosalind as Ganymede to Silvius, of Phebe] You are a thousand times a properer man / Than she a woman
AYL III.v.55[Rosalind as Ganymede to Silvius, of Phebe] she sees herself more proper / Than any of her lineaments can show her
JC I.i.24[Cobbler to Flavius] As proper men as ever trod upon neat's leather have gone upon my handiwork
KL I.i.17[Kent to Gloucester, of Edmund] being so proper
MA II.iii.181[Claudio to Don Pedro, of Benedick] He is a very proper man
MA V.i.165[Don Pedro to Benedick, of Beatrice] she concluded ... thou wast the properest man in Italy
MND I.ii.80[Quince to Bottom] Pyramus is ... a proper man as one shall see in a summer's day
MV I.ii.68[Portia to Nerissa, of Falconbridge] He is a proper man's picture
Oth I.iii.386[Iago alone] Cassio's a proper man
Oth IV.iii.34[Desdemona to Emilia] This Lodovico is a proper man
R3 I.ii.254[Richard to himself, of Anne] she finds ... / Myself to be a marvellous proper man
RJ II.iv.200[Nurse to Romeo, of Juliet] I ... tell her that Paris is the properer man
TC I.ii.193[Pandarus to Cressida, of Antenor] he's ... a proper man of person
TG IV.i.10[Third Outlaw to other Outlaws, of Valentine] he's a proper man
Tit V.ii.50[Titus to disguised Tamora] Provide thee two proper palfreys, black as jet
TN II.ii.29[Viola alone] How easy is it for the proper false / In women's waxen hearts to set their forms
TN III.i.130[Olivia to Viola as Cesario] Your wife is like to reap a proper man
TNK II.iv.16.1[Pirithous to Theseus, of Arcite] Upon my soul, a proper man
TS I.ii.141[Grumio to Hortensio, of Gremio] A proper stripling and an amorous!
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