Apposite



suitable; well-adapted; pertinent; relevant; apt:
an apposite answer.
Historical Examples

He flung a swift glance at the man as he realized that his observation was apposite.
Thrice Armed Harold Bindloss

Even Balder made remarks which seemed to be regarded as apposite.
The Market-Place Harold Frederic

These remarks, as will appear in the sequel, are apposite to the parties which I am about to introduce to the reader.
Newton Forster Captain Frederick Marryat

Talk should proceed by instances; by the apposite, not the expository.
The Pocket R.L.S. Robert Louis Stevenson

The drummer sits cross-legged on the ground, and accompanies the beat of the drum with apposite words.
Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II Karl Ritter von Scherzer

In any event it was apposite to remark, “Of course Emmie’s the pet.”
The Open Question Elizabeth Robins

More than once exactly the right moment presented itself when he could interject an apposite remark.
T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Skipper’s apposite remarks aided me in keeping my senses.
Latitude 19 degree Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield

On this point, Mr. Larocque has given copious and apposite arguments and citations.
Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York A. F. Warburton

The words which he has taken from me are so apposite as to be almost prophetical.
Apologia pro Vita Sua John Henry Newman

adjective
well suited for the purpose; appropriate; apt
adj.

1620s, “well-put or applied, appropriate,” from Latin appositus “contiguous, neighboring;” figuratively “fit, proper, suitable,” past participle of apponere “apply to, put near,” from ad- “near” (see ad-) + ponere “to place” (see position (n.)).

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