Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Unfitly; improperly.

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Examples

  • I had heard such a look described in an old tale of DIABLERIE, which it was my chance to be entertained with not long since; when this deep and gloomy contortion of the frontal muscles was not unaptly described as forming the representation of a small horseshoe.

    Redgauntlet

  • You assume, my dear, says she, your usual and ever-agreeable style in what you write of the two gentlemen, * and how unaptly you think they have chosen; Mr. Hickman in addressing you, Mr. Lovelace me.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Such, for example, is the excessive and more than human awe which Socrates expresses about the names of the gods, which may be not unaptly compared with the importance attached by mankind to theological terms in other ages; for this also may be comprehended under the satire of

    Philebus

  • Not unaptly might it have been said that he was worshipping the sun.

    Two on a Tower

  • Love has not been unaptly compared to the smallpox which most people have sooner or later.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • The Desert is as unaptly compared to a “sandy sea.”

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • From its commanding position at the gate, as it were, of this mountain pass, Loxa has not unaptly been termed the key of Granada.

    The Alhambra

  • From its commanding position at the gate, as it were, of this mountain pass, Loxa has not unaptly been termed the key of Granada.

    The Alhambra

  • We may denominate, not unaptly or inappropriately, the state of the church, as she existed from the time of John until the assent of Christ into heaven, "a temporary or intermediate one" between the state of the promise and of the gospel, or that of the Old Testament and of the New.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2

  • Musculus, Gualther, &c., and it will be evident, even with respect to the things which precede it, that the whole of this passage is unaptly cited by many persons to prove what they are desirous to establish.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2

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