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  • It is quite the contrary, an observation apropos of the style occurred to me that is by no means irrelevant as things stand.
  • You spoke of formality just now, apropos of the inquiry, you know.

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  • "That is not quite true, Pulcheria Alexandrovna, especially at the present moment, when the news has come of Marfa Petrovna’s legacy, which seems indeed very apropos, judging from the new tone you take to me," he added sarcastically.
  • And apropos of the miracle let me tell you that I think you have been asleep for the last two or three days.
  • In my time there was a very meek and mild prisoner who spent a whole year in prison always reading his Bible on the stove at night and he read himself crazy, and so crazy, do you know, that one day, apropos of nothing, he seized a brick and flung it at the governor; though he had done him no harm.
  • Amalia Ivanovna was foreseeing something amiss, and at the same time deeply wounded by Katerina Ivanovna’s haughtiness, and to restore the good-humour of the company and raise herself in their esteem she began, apropos of nothing, telling a story about an acquaintance of hers "Karl from the chemist’s," who was driving one night in a cab, and that "the cabman wanted him to kill, and Karl very much begged him not to kill, and wept and clasped hands, and frightened and from fear pierced…

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as in: unusual attire, but apropos Define
of an appropriate or pertinent nature
as in: Apropos, did you hear from John? Define
use to introduce a related item as in: "regarding"; or "speaking of that"; or "incidentally"
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