apposite apposite

Definition(s):

  • (adj) being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He assaulted the most textured record in the most apposite sport--the sport closest to the American bone and yet most in need of a rehabilitation of the spirit.
  2. Under such a vague rubric, Chia looks a very apposite painter.
  3. Though his nickname is no longer entirely apposite, experts have not yet considered Stribling too old to be effective.

News

  • When do Americans say, ‘Enough’?

    By Nat Hentoff From back in our history, Ronald Reagan gave a very apposite warning to those of us insistent on protecting our self-governing republic: “Freedom is never ...
    on July 6, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

Quotes

  1. On bail at his beachside mansion in Palm Beach, Black says his faith is providing comfort: "It has been helpful ...... in reading apposite passages from ecclesiastical authors, especially Cardinal Newman, and in conversation with several very...
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: Conrad Black Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "If ever the cry 'time for a change' was apposite, it's certainly in this constituency," Salmond said.
    on Oct 14, 2009 By: Alex Salmond Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "The letters and speeches of Lincoln supplied the text," Copland said in 1943. "It was comparatively a simple matter to choose a few excerpts that seemed particularly apposite to our own situation today. I avoided the temptation to use only...
    on Feb 12, 2009 By: Aaron Copland Source: NPR

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