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They are not content to tell you that this or that inapposite event has taken place.

Inconvenient, vulgar, inapposite, this should debar even the subscribers from obtaining probate for their wills.

And any two lines, no matter how inapposite, can174 be æsthetically related by other lines properly placed.

But certain it is that the notes wherewith he decorated his margins are triumphs of inapposite erudition.

Why, I was almost tempted to join in the general merriment his inapposite reply elicited.

It depends for its effect, not upon ornament, which perforce appears trivial and inapposite, but upon its mass.

As for Jenny Trewhella, madness would have to help the signature of such an inapposite conjunction.

This speech of Aeneas, though not inapposite, is rather didactic—a fault which always remained a danger to Euripides.

He stood before his bookshelves trying to select a volume, rejecting one after another as inapposite.

This lesson is, perhaps, not inapposite for a nation already proud in arms but new in history.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s (implied in inappositely), from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + apposite.

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