apropos apropos  /ˌæ prə ˈpoʊ/


  1. (adv) introducing a different topic; in point of fact
  2. (adj) of an appropriate or pertinent nature
  3. (adv) at an opportune time


  • There's a line from The Shawshank Redemption that is apropos.


  1. Woody Woodburn: Dads, sons and daughters, too

    Father’s Day arrives Sunday, so it seems apropos to begin today with a hallmark quote from yesteryear.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star


    It is apropos that in your photo (Time, Feb. 15) of Patricia Raneri , principal of Old Greenwich School , her hand is over her heart. In my experience as an Old Greenwich School mom for the past four years, Ms. Raneri's heart is truly with her students.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

  3. Arts: Cool stuff for Father’s Day

    For artist Devon Palmer, learning how to turn wood also became an easy way to hang-time with his father as an adult. Apropos that Palmer is teaching a wooden pen-making workshop for fathers and sons — or daughters! — at Columbus Idea Foundry this Sunday (FYI: June 16 is Father’s Day, slackers). The class is sold out, but a gift certificate to a future Columbus Idea Foundry workshop is a great ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Columbus Alive


  1. "Sammy's had a great career," Piniella said before the series began. "It's maybe apropos that here the Cubbies are in town and Sammy is going for his 600th home run. He was an icon in Chicago for a long time, was loved."
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: Lou Piniella Source: ESPN

  2. "George was with me in the beginning of my boxing career, including at the Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire, back in 1974," King said. "He stood up for me during a time and climate when it wasn't apropos for a brother to stand up for a...
    on Aug 1, 2005 By: Don King Source: BoxingScene.com

  3. "It was apropos for (Visnovsky) to score the winner," Kings coach Marc Crawford said. "He took a hard hit there (earlier in the game) and that shows that he has a lot of good determination. A lot of teams go after good players all the time,...
    on Feb 18, 2007 By: Marc Crawford Source: Forbes

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