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apropos
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David Copperfield
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  • You shall go there one day, and find them blundering through half the nautical terms in Young’s Dictionary, apropos of the "Nancy" having run down the "Sarah Jane", or Mr. Peggotty and the Yarmouth boatmen having put off in a gale of wind with an anchor and cable to the "Nelson" Indiaman in distress; and you shall go there another day, and find them deep in the evidence, pro and con, respecting a clergyman who has misbehaved himself; and you shall find the judge in the nautical case,

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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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