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appropriate
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David Copperfield
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as in: it is appropriate Define
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
  • I recollect well how indignantly my heart beat, as I saw his crafty face, with the appropriately red light of the fire upon it, preparing for something else.

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  • These clothes aren’t appropriate for work.
  • The movie is not appropriate for young children.

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  • The word was appropriate to the moment.
  • To all of which, that I might commit nobody, I invented, I am afraid, appropriate answers.

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  • This quotation from Mr. Barkis was so appropriate, and tickled us both so much, that we laughed again and again, and were quite in a pleasant humour when we came within view of Mr. Peggotty’s cottage.
  • She wore at her side a gentleman’s gold watch, if I might judge from its size and make, with an appropriate chain and seals; she had some linen at her throat not unlike a shirt-collar, and things at her wrists like little shirt-wristbands.
  • They are not expressive of affection, they are difficult to pack into a parcel of any regular shape, they are hard to crack, even in room doors, and they are oily when cracked; yet I feel that they are appropriate to Miss Shepherd.
  • No. The suggestion is not appropriate to our Dora.
  • Appropriate, but unavailing.
  • ’Come, fellow-partner,’ said Uriah, ’if I may take the liberty, — now, suppose you give us something or another appropriate to Copperfield!’
  • And it was very fortunate, with a view to his credit, that she did so; for I am confident that I detected him at that moment in the act of making preparations to stand on one leg, as an appropriate expression of delight.

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as in: it is appropriate Define
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
as in: appropriated the Define
give, assign, or seize a resource -- usually for a particular use
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