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apposite

[ ap-uh-zit, uh-poz-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF apposite

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPOSITE

Even Balder made remarks which seemed to be regarded as apposite.

Talk should proceed by instances; by the apposite, not the expository.

In any event it was apposite to remark, "Of course Emmie's the pet."

The Skipper's apposite remarks aided me in keeping my senses.

The transposition is complete, and the allusion most apposite.

He flung a swift glance at the man as he realized that his observation was apposite.

This consideration seemed to Mentezufis so apposite that he looked at Mefres.

With quips and jokes, apposite and sparkling, he "is wont to set the table in a roar."

The words which he has taken from me are so apposite as to be almost prophetical.

The constitution of Maryland furnishes the most apposite example.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, "well-put or applied, appropriate," from Latin appositus "contiguous, neighboring;" figuratively "fit, proper, suitable," past participle of apponere "apply to, put near," from ad- "near" (see ad-) + ponere "to place" (see position (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR APPOSITE

relative

adjectivepertinent, applicable
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  • dependent
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  • pertaining
  • referring
  • related
  • relevant
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