Improperty

Im`prop´er`ty


n.1.Impropriety.
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Whatever growth can be attributed to Fanny in this novel, and whatever ways in which she shows herself to be a fit partner for Edmund at its conclusion, are attributable precisely to her experience of repeated externalized blockages: blockages that yield a sense of the self not simply as a property, since the mere sense of a property cannot yield "self-knowledge" in Austen's view, but (to borrow a term from Giorgio Agamben) as an improperty, an "event of an outside.
If the spores germinate, the sterilizer is functioning improperty.