appositeness

[ ap-uh-zit, uh-poz-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF appositeness
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But the chief peculiarity of his speech was its directness and appositeness.

I swallow the story, and leave it to digestion to discover the appositeness.

Still he saw no appositeness in the comparison, "as there was no Csar in Paris."

The old saying, “Out of sight, out of mind” was proving its appositeness in her case.

With what appositeness did he sketch the neighbouring landowners!

It was true he had from time to time offered suggestions, the appositeness and value of which it was not for him to determine.

His Chekhovian mots and those little traits that astonish us by their neatness and appositeness, he often took direct from life.

There is neither necessity nor appositeness in placing the two writers in such juxtaposition.

Mina invited him in; there was an appositeness in his coming which appealed to her, and she watched Neeld with covert eagerness.

In any case there can be no doubt as to the appositeness of the learned archivists remark anent the present building.

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.)).

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