- n a disposition to behave in a certain way
the aptness of iron to rust
- n appropriateness for the occasion
the phrase had considerable aptness
- Haruki Murakami doesn't much go in for metaphors, but even he wouldn't deny the aptness and symbolism of the moment when he decided he would write his first novel.
- Angels' director, McG, is one of those pop-culture polymaths, up out of music videos, who can refer to anything, from Dirty Harry to A Star Is Born, with casual aptness.
- Zeffirelli stuffed his cast with stars of varying aptness: Laurence Olivier rolling his eyes as Nicodemus, Rod Steiger spuming as Pilate, Ernest Borgnine in the John Wayne .
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Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog , Mr. Market has one little problem: the Fed monkey on his back has a death-grip on his throat: "One hell of a price for you to get your kicks." One of the enduring analogies of the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing (QE) program is that the stock market is now addicted to this constant injection of free money. The aptness of this analogy ...
June 19, 2013 - Zero Hedge
- Aristotle in Grist Magazine
As Aristotle wrote in Rhetoric, "aptness of language is one thing that makes people believe in the truth of your story."