Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an apt or suitable manner; fitly; properly; pertinently; appropriately; readily.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an apt or suitable manner; fitly; properly; pertinently; appropriately; readily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an apt or suitable manner.
  • Suitably; appropriately: of language, pertinently, appositely, or significantly.
  • Readily; quickly; cleverly: as, to learn aptly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with competence; in a competent capable manner

Etymologies

apt +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Erica may have been referring to a different kind of flying, but the title aptly describes my family's attitude toward hurtling through the air in a sardine can at 500 MPH.

    Peter Daou: Fear of Flying (There's a Plane in the River Under My Window)

  • It is difficult to explain the Germans 'transition to becoming white southerners without situating the case study within a few historiographical trajectories, mainly urban slavery; pre-industrial economic history; Reconstruction social and political history; and, of course, mid-nineteenth-century immigration history. 3 As the title aptly suggests, this essay is interested in the ways Germans became white southerners. 4 They never stopped being German, but they increasingly identified themselves as white southerners.

    Terrance Heath: Sotomayor and the Vulcan Standard, Pt. 2

  • Drumming up support for his latest release, Seven Degrees North (Blue Moon/Mesa), the label aptly dubbed his summer excursion "The Chairman's Diplomatic Tour of a New America."

    Modiba: King Sunny Ade Tours "New America"

  • The term aptly describes a perfect merger of the state and industry, with the former making sure the climate for business is sound, and the latter influencing legislation and politics to its benefit.

    A Triumph of Corporate Will: the Fiat-Chrysler Merger

  • A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

    The Power of A Positive Mom

  • In its broadest definition, the name aptly conveys the essence of the work.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • The title aptly reflects Cyrus 'heart these days, having had to relocate his family in 2006 to Los Angeles to star alongside superstar daughter Miley in the Disney TV series,' Hannah Montana. '

    Lead Stories from AOL

  • Apparently the industry only wants "undersized models" - a term aptly coined by Brittingham - to represent average-sized and larger women.

    Charlotte Hilton Andersen: Wanted: Only Uber-Thin Women With Ginormous Breasts Need Apply

  • ` Biblical Greek 'was a term aptly applied by the late Dr. Hatch to the language of the Septuagint and New Testament conjointly.

    A Grammar of Septuagint Greek

  • It's enough that Israel is now the Fourth Reich, a term aptly selected after Israeli deputy defense minister Matan Vilnai warned Palestinians in Gaza of a holocaust.

    Annie's letters

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