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She was distrustful of the future, and apt to anticipate bad fortune.

She was apt not only to know what she talked about, but she was a woman of resource, unafraid of action.

Sympathetic persons are apt to assume that every refined emotion must be ennobling.

He confessed to me that he was apt to go astray when intent on rhyme.

The St. is an apt illustration of the probable workings of Plautus' mind.

Men in his condition were apt to be as quick with a blow as with a caress.

I'm afraid Diablo'll shut up when he's pinched; his kind are apt to do that.

After her departure, I remarked that the symbol was none of the most apt.

It is said that people are apt to suffer more by their friends than their enemies.

It is too apt to govern itself by what a bold spirit is encouraged to expect of it.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "inclined, disposed;" late 14c., "suited, fitted, adapted," from Old French ate (13c., Modern French apte), or directly from Latin aptus "fit, suited," adjectival use of past participle of *apere "to attach, join, tie to," from PIE root *ap- "to grasp, take, reach" (cf. Sanskrit apnoti "he reaches," Latin apisci "to reach after, attain," Hittite epmi "I seize"). Elliptical sense of "becoming, appropriate" is from 1560s.

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