appositeness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being apposite; fitness; propriety; suitableness.

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  • noun the state of being apposite

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  • noun appropriateness for the occasion

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Examples

  • Grief grinned to himself at the appositeness of it as Lead,

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

  • This, and the appositeness of it, quite carried Frona away, and she had both his hands in hers on the instant.

    CHAPTER 8

  • That you may understand how dangerous, and into what a situation it has already brought you, we will (if you please) go hand-inhand through the different phrases of your letter, and candidly examine each from the point of view of its truth, its appositeness, and its charity.

    Lay Morals

  • As the reverend gentleman tripped daintily down the summer street that lay between the blue river and the purple mountain, he cast his mild eyes hither and thither upon human nature, and the sentence he had just penned recurred to him with pleasurable appositeness.

    For the term of his natural life

  • But the chief peculiarity of his speech was its directness and appositeness.

    War and Peace

  • Shakespeare, even though it should appear trite; which illustrates the emblematical meaning often conveyed in these floral tributes; and at the same time possesses that magic of language and appositeness of imagery for which he stands pre-eminent.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • I could not at the moment recall Enoch's appositeness; so I had to ask a simple question, though I felt that by so doing I was lowering myself in the eyes of the lunatic: -

    The Deadlocked City

  • A special appositeness was given to these reflections by the discovery, in a neighbouring pew, of the serious profile and neatly-trimmed beard of Mr. Percy Gryce.

    The House of Mirth

  • A special appositeness was given to these reflections by the discovery, in a neighbouring pew, of the serious profile and neatly-trimmed beard of Mr. Percy Gryce.

    The House of Mirth

  • A special appositeness was given to these reflections by the discovery, in a neighbouring pew, of the serious profile and neatly-trimmed beard of Mr. Percy Gryce.

    The House of Mirth

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