Hello again... Jane again... So, throughout the book the word 'propriety' is used again and again, and I would like to confirm the idea that it has two different meanings, so extaordinarily befitting for this novel: The Bennets are despised by Darcy because of their want of propriety = meaning he scorns them because they are intent on finding suitable husbands for their daughters, with 'proprieties' and possibly titles. Mrs Bennet is the archetype of what Darcy flees, for she has no sense of propriety = she is so ill-mannered that she puts Darcy off being interested in Elizabeth. Are these two examples correct? Thanks for your help. PS To Mods' attention: I have mistakenly posted this thread in the French English forum, so that I have reproduced it here. Sorry about that.