I have now been thirty years in the public service, and have fulfilled my duties irreproachably
, remained abstemious, and never been detected in any unbecoming behaviour.
Condemned to pass the susceptible years of youth in a railway station in Bombay, he had seen only coloured women, military women, official women; and his ideal was a woman who could read Greek, if not Persian, was irreproachably fair in the face, and able to understand the small things he let fall while undressing.
Some had yellow stains, others had places where the threads made long ladders; but to the ordinary eye they looked much as sheets usually do look, very chill, white, cold, and irreproachably clean.
The latter, a fresh, rosy officer of the Guards, irreproachably
washed, brushed, and buttoned, held his pipe in the middle of his mouth and with red lips gently inhaled the smoke, letting it escape from his handsome mouth in rings.
She was irreproachably
dressed, from the tips of her patent shoes to the black feathers in her Paris hat.
She had no anxieties for anybody to cloud her pleasure: her own time had been irreproachably
spent during his absence: she had done a great deal of carpet-work, and made many yards of fringe; and she would have answered as freely for the good conduct and useful pursuits of all the young people as for her own.
Of course I shall not mention the subject to mamma." Rosamond was convinced that no woman could behave more irreproachably
than she was behaving; and she went to sit down at her work-table.
It was Freddie Drummond, irreproachably
clothed and comported, seated at his study desk or facing his class in Sociology 17, who saw Bill Totts, and all around Bill Totts, and all around the whole scab and union-labour problem and its relation to the economic welfare of the United States in the struggle for the world market.
Meanwhile, Smilash, waiting on the guests in his white apron and gloves (which he had positively refused to take off, alleging that he was a common man, with common hands such as born ladies and gentlemen could not be expected to take meat and drink from), had behaved himself irreproachably
until the arrival of Miss Wilson and her visitors, which occurred as he was returning to the table with an empty tray, moving so swiftly that he nearly came into collision with Mrs.
The high court pointed out that it has repeatedly reminded judges 'to conduct themselves irreproachably
, not only while in the discharge of official duties but also in their personal behavior every day.'
We look down on Karenin for being so irreproachably
correct, so caught up in his professional world, so blindly dismissive of the emotional one.