Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an apt or suitable manner. With exact correspondence; with fitness; justly.
- Suitably; appropriately: of language, pertinently, appositely, or significantly.
- Readily; quickly; cleverly: as, to learn aptly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In an apt or suitable manner; fitly; properly; pertinently; appropriately; readily.
- adv. with competence; in a competent capable manner
- apt + -ly (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.”
“In its broadest definition, the name aptly conveys the essence of the work.”
“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. ”
“Apparently the industry only wants "undersized models" - a term aptly coined by Brittingham - to represent average-sized and larger women.”
“` Biblical Greek 'was a term aptly applied by the late Dr. Hatch to the language of the Septuagint and New Testament conjointly.”
“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.”
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