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appropriate as in:  it is appropriate

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  • The movie is not appropriate for young children.
  • We disagree about what is appropriate.
  • Her behavior was inappropriate.
    inappropriate = not suitable (not right for a particular situation)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in inappropriate means not and reverses the meaning of appropriate. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable
  • All they want me to do is dress and behave appropriately and not embarrass them.   (source)
    appropriately = in a suitable (fitting) manner for a particular situation
  • Inside was a little gift for everyone, including an appropriate verse.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting) for the situation
  • It didn't seem appropriate to be joking like that, Will, Miss Mattie Lou being so recently dead.   (source)
    appropriate = proper
  • "I'm feeling apprehensive," he confessed, glad that the appropriate descriptive word had finally come to him.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting for a particular situation)
  • He used to think he wanted to work for the F.B.I., but this didn't seem the appropriate place to mention that.   (source)
    appropriate = right (suitable or fitting)
  • Lale was told to make his way to Prague, report to the appropriate authorities, and await further instructions.   (source)
    appropriate = applicable or relevant
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  • He also said that I should use the vocabulary words that I learn in class like "corpulent" and "jaundice." I would use them here, but I really don't think they are appropriate in this format.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting)
  • I've brought appropriate clothing.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting) for the situation
  • He explained that little girls need to be instructed in how to behave appropriately around men, so as not to be too inviting.   (source)
    appropriately = properly
  • Maybe some primitive urge—some ancient genes, not appropriate anymore—drove Ma to leave us because of the stress, the horror and real danger of living with Pa.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
  • "Pfiffikus!" she echoed, quickly adopting the appropriate cruelty that childhood seems to require.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable or fitting for a particular situation
  • He normally liked singing along, but a patriotic song hardly seemed appropriate when here was a fifteen-year-old girl shot in the head, an almost dead daughter.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting)
  • "What's up, Augustus?" I said, trying to model appropriate behavior.   (source)
  • However, if the soul does exist, then in accordance with eBay's policy on human parts and remains we would not allow the auctioning of human souls. The soul would be considered human remains; and although it is not specifically stated on the policy page, human souls are still not allowed to be listed on eBay. Your auction was removed appropriately and will not be reinstated.   (source)
    appropriately = properly
  • But McDonald's has a rule that employees have to wear appropriate footwear at all times.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting) for the situation
  • "These colors are appropriate for any occasion," Malcolm continued, "and they go well together, should I mistakenly put on a pair of gray socks with my black trousers."   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting)
  • Sandy was proud of the notebook he bought, with its glossy cover photograph of a bald eagle in flight (sort of appropriate, he explained to the judge; fits in with Uncle Sam and all that).   (source)
  • "How'd she look?" inquired Little Man, interested enough to glance up from the road for the first time.
    T.J. looked around grimly and whispered, "Like . . . death." He waited a moment for his words to be appropriately shocking, but the effect was spoiled by Little Man, who asked lightly, "What does death look like?"   (source)
    appropriately = in a manner fitting for the situation
  • I was wearing the outfit Winifred had thought appropriate for the occasion, which was a nightgown of satin in a shade of salmon pink, with a delicate lace trim of cobweb grey.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting)
  • I delight in being a child when it's appropriate to be a child.   (source)
  • "But that's not appropriate at all," Charles said crossly.   (source)
    appropriate = proper
  • Isn't that an appropriate response, when three policemen have their weapons drawn and pointed at you?   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting)
  • This seemed like an appropriate time to disappear completely.   (source)
  • When asked about them I had acquired an accent appropriate to a town three states south of my own, and I had transmitted the impression, without actually stating it, that this was the old family place.   (source)
  • The assignment was to draw a map of Louisiana and write in the names of the parishes in their appropriate places.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (where they belong)
  • ...though it didn't look quite as nice as the first one, it conveyed an image she thought would be more appropriate.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting) for the situation
  • They waited for an appropriately decent answer.   (source)
    appropriately = suitable (fitting the situation)
  • But at this particular moment, the exclamation mark seemed entirely appropriate. It was terribly exciting that...   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting)
  • Chiron ordered a twenty-four/seven guard duty on the hilltop, at least until he could find an appropriate monster to protect the Fleece.   (source)
  • I was making far more eye contact than was appropriate.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
  • As was perhaps appropriate for any shop specializing in the sale of puzzles and games, this one was itself built in the shape of a puzzle.   (source)
    appropriate = fitting or suitable
  • What would have been an appropriate level of intensity for my anger at feeling shut out of life?   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting)
  • Miss Hastings pressed the appropriate button on the remote control, and Red Stevens appeared once again on the video screen.   (source)
    appropriate = applicable (correct)
  • "No," Liam interrupted, "but I imagine it's not pretty or appropriate for an eleven-year-old's ears."   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting)
  • I look at the preacher and at my new mama and fix my face to look like hers. We all sit lined up with faces like hers. She says to be appropriate. It is hard too when...   (source)
    appropriate = proper (behave in a fitting manner)
  • I began for the first time to adopt a frame of mind appropriate for the journey before me.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting)
  • I'd chosen this particular music because of its beautiful, lilting beat, and also because I'd Googled Aldebaran and found out it was a giant star—and I thought music that celebrated the night sky was appropriate for tonight.   (source)
  • It's the first time I've worn one here, but my birthday feels like the appropriate occasion.   (source)
  • There is a trail here, but it is more appropriate for squirrels than humans.   (source)
  • He also pointed out that, in at least one case, a local cop had used "physical force beyond what appeared appropriate for the arrest" and needed to be restrained by the Border Patrol agents accompanying him.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
  • Will the party who addressed me at bedtime last night kindly make himself or herself known by giving an appropriate sign or signal!   (source)
  • Toulon enters as a judge, wearing the appropriate wig and robes.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting)
  • I've spent a lot of money on the most ostentatiously vulgar parties I could think of, and a miserable amount of time on being seen with the appropriate sort of women.   (source)
  • For such things your education is appropriate and mine non-existent.   (source)
  • I've got some ideas for your ashes. ... We'll find something appropriate.   (source)
  • Another woman would have thought that her son was bewitched, and taken appropriate measures.   (source)
    appropriate = applicable (suitable)
  • In other words it is necessary that he should have the mentality appropriate to a state of war.   (source)
    appropriate = fitting (suitable)
  • And it was from Cody that he inherited money — a legacy of twenty-five thousand dollars. He didn't get it. ... He was left with his singularly appropriate education; the vague contour of Jay Gatsby had filled out to the substantiality of a man.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable or fitting
  • So I speak to him and say to him: "Comrade, I did not want to kill you." If you jumped in here again, I would not do it, if you would be sensible too. But you were only an idea to me before, an abstraction that lived in my mind and called forth its appropriate response.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
  • And before he could add anything to the nervous gloom which shadowed her face, she added: "That other money was for her, you know, to bring her back here after her—her"—she hesitated over the appropriate word but finally added—"husband left her there in Pittsburgh."   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting)
  • The champagne's very appropriate.   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting) for the situation
  • More frequently, however, on ascending the steps, you would discern—in the entry if it were summer time, or in their appropriate rooms if wintry or inclement weathers—a row of venerable figures, sitting in old-fashioned chairs, which were tipped on their hind legs back against the wall.   (source)
    appropriate = fitting
  • Year after year he quietly and modestly amassed money, and when at length that snug and complete bachelor's residence at No. 201, Curzon Street, May Fair, lately the residence of the Honourable Frederick Deuceace, gone abroad, with its rich and appropriate furniture by the first makers, was brought to the hammer, who should go in and purchase the lease and furniture of the house but Charles Raggles?   (source)
    appropriate = suitable (fitting)
  • So ended their discourse, which, for any very appropriate service it could render Fanny, might as well have been spared, for Mrs. Norris had not the smallest intention of taking her.   (source)
  • Quite appropriately, Martyn placed the first dish before Sofia and the second before the Count.†   (source)
  • His arms and legs were sprawled outward in a wide spread eagle, like those of a child making a snow angel...or, perhaps more appropriately, like a man being drawn and quartered by some invisible force.†   (source)
  • It was written, appropriately enough, by Johnny Mercer.†   (source)
  • They'd tell the lander where Earth is, and it would angle the high-gain antenna appropriately.†   (source)
  • She couldn't even appropriately thank him.†   (source)
  • Appropriately used, it can strengthen class identification and deepen the hatred of class enemies.†   (source)
  • Typically, the plane would have been flying on autopilot in that situation, reacting immediately and appropriately to wind shear.†   (source)
  • I tried to sound appropriately enthusiastic.†   (source)
  • The sound was almost overwhelming, but it faded appropriately when I sang the first verse.†   (source)
  • Appropriately, the initiation for new Sangra members involved jumping a cop.†   (source)
  • I flicked on the TV and learned that The Donald and girlfriend Marla Maples were the proud parents of a girl, appropriately named Tiffany, who was born not long after Jenny delivered Conor.†   (source)
  • Our parents demanded that we behave appropriately at home and in public.†   (source)
  • Eusie had given him the Hebrew name Maher Shalal Hashbaz, meaning appropriately enough, "hastening to the spoils, hurrying to the prey."†   (source)
  • Most of it's on the appropriately named Terminal Island, and since her plank doesn't run on the water, that means she can only get in or out by one access road.†   (source)
  • Nathaniel's soothing music is a nice touch at so busy an asylum, and it's appropriately schizophrenic, too, lovely at times and lost at others.†   (source)
  • The funeral was appropriately solemn, Ramius remembered bitterly.†   (source)
  • Then I appropriately vanished.†   (source)
  • So we asked—actually I believe it might have been more appropriately characterized as shouted—the kids if we could have their attention for a moment.†   (source)
  • He looked appropriately scornful, as if he knew about the tenement, knew that chrysanthemums were out of style on hats.†   (source)
  • You will encourage your seatmates to behave appropriately.†   (source)
  • Three thousand feet, we all agreed, and the altitude was reported to the crowd, which ooohed and ahhhed appropriately.†   (source)
  • And he gave the breed an appropriately American name: the Beefmaster.†   (source)
  • A good surgeon must be fearful and he was a good surgeon, the best, never foolhardy, and appropriately fearful.†   (source)
  • After that, the argument about the motto, or the appropriateness of the sign as a whole, surfaced intermittently when there was nothing else to argue about around the place.†   (source)
  • Appropriately enough, Sister was Yoga Janet's bunkieshe liked to be tucked into bed by Janet every night, with a hug and kiss on her soft, wrinkled forehead.†   (source)
  • Please greet Lord Prusias appropriately so we may begin this important business.†   (source)
  • Farmer narrated Haiti in the truck on the way to Cange, and White seemed appropriately horrified, but Farmer was still wary of him and didn't try to hide the fact.†   (source)
  • It was Boots Thomas—appropriately—who got the unit moving: "Patrol, up the hill!†   (source)
  • Kara had appropriately and repeatedly expressed her horror over what Tom had done.†   (source)
  • They say they left appropriately obscure messages in the street and lured the man they were convinced was Cain down to the piers, to a fishing boat.†   (source)
  • The purpose of this dress code is to ensure that all students dress appropriately for school and school activities.†   (source)
  • She hoped she'd dressed appropriately, as she hadn't expected an immediate job interview when she'd left her hotel room that morning in jeans and her favorite red sweater.†   (source)
  • I marked everything appropriately.†   (source)
  • Perhaps the drow masters had outfitted their spies more appropriately for the surface world, Errtu reasoned.†   (source)
  • Our marching songs were appropriately downbeat: "No Army for mine, no Army for mine!†   (source)
  • The town of Mamou (population three thousand) is in the heart of Cajun country, appropriately in Evangeline Parish, the Louisiana term for county.†   (source)
  • In the newsroom environment through which these essays pass, the prevailing atmosphere is appropriately skeptical and even harsh.†   (source)
  • George felt appropriately squashed.†   (source)
  • She thought how sweet it would be to see the old man in his courageous gray and the young boy in his clean khaki-the old and the new, she thought appropriately— they would be behind her on the stage when she received her degree.†   (source)
  • The old lesson plan was not developmentally appropriate.
    appropriate = suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
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appropriate as in:  appropriate from their culture

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  • She appropriated my idea as her own.
    appropriated = took
  • She appropriated my coffee as she ran to the meeting.
    appropriated = took without asking
  • Amid widespread panic, the Lizard Men had made parts of Eurasia and South America their slave colonies, appropriating the younger women for their hellish breeding experiments and burying the corpses of the men in enormous pits, after eating the parts of them they preferred.   (source)
    appropriating = taking
  • She wears a long woolen coat, no doubt something the girls have appropriated from the Canada with no objection from the SS.   (source)
    appropriated = taken
  • As the Peacekeepers fell, weapons were appropriated for the rebels.   (source)
  • In exactly the same way, Germany shifted the borders of the European countries it had subdued, appropriating province after province;   (source)
    appropriating = taking (seizing)
  • Whenever one of them made a move she had never seen before, she quickly appropriated it--imagined it as part of her own repertoire.   (source)
    appropriated = took
  • I took charge of him and directed him to a house on the river which had been appropriated for a hospital.   (source)
    appropriated = taken
  • Nudge got onto the laptop we'd more or less appropriated from Anne.   (source)
  • Abruptly, Regis pulled the ruby pendant out from under his waistcoat and stared at the wondrous gem he had appropriated from his former master a thousand miles and more to the south, in Calimport.   (source)
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  • But his house was large enough that she could have appropriated an entire wing for herself if she wanted it.   (source)
  • When they had eaten, Red appropriated the herder's hat,   (source)
    appropriated = took
  • The deputy director seemed very good at appropriating everything that K. was now forced to give up!   (source)
    appropriating = taking
  • She aroused, smiled drowsily, and was off to sleep again; and asleep I left her, under a heavy pair of sailor's blankets, her head resting on a pillow I had appropriated from Wolf Larsen's bunk.   (source)
    appropriated = taken
  • To be more precise: You have told us at last your secret, in your words, so 'disgraceful,' though in reality—that is, of course, comparatively speaking—this action, that is, the appropriation of three thousand roubles belonging to some one else, and, of course, only for a time is, in my view at least, only an act of the greatest recklessness and not so disgraceful, when one takes into consideration your character….   (source)
    appropriation = taking
  • The central space, together with the recess at one end, was emptied of all incumbrances, and this area, covering about two-thirds of the whole, was appropriated for the gathering, the remaining end, which was piled to the ceiling with oats, being screened off with sail-cloth.   (source)
    appropriated = taken or used
  • Its two slopes have been appropriated for the monumental hillock.   (source)
    appropriated = taken
  • Both entered, and found themselves in darkness; but Mme. Bonacieux was acquainted with all the turnings and windings of this part of the Louvre, appropriated for the people of the household.   (source)
    appropriated = used
  • It must be observed that, among other appropriations from his master's stock, Adolph was in the habit of adopting his name and address;   (source)
    appropriations = things taken
  • Lord Ravenshaw and the duke had appropriated the only two characters worth playing before I reached Ecclesford; and though Lord Ravenshaw offered to resign his to me, it was impossible to take it, you know.   (source)
    appropriated = taken
  • ...raising the conditions of new appropriations of Lands.   (source)
    appropriations = takings
  • Earlier on the German commissariat had appropriated supplies of hay there which belonged to the Polish army.   (source)
    appropriated = taken (seized)
  • Such an outcry over other people's crimes is truly ludicrous — as if the enemy didn't know about the art treasures we've appropriated and exported from Poland, or those we have destroyed in Russia.   (source)
    appropriated = taken
  • It forbids people to practise their religion, the young are brought up godless, the Church is opposed and its property appropriated, anyone who thinks differently is terrorized, the free human nature of the German people is debased -and they are turned into terrified slaves.   (source)
    appropriated = taken (seized)
  • My father, who was then officer in charge of the sporting facilities of the city of Warsaw appropriated by the Wehrmacht, protected him by giving him work at his office under the false name of "Cichocki".   (source)
    appropriated = taken
  • In practice this means that she appropriates the MEAT LIKE YOU LIKE IT sign and incorporates it into one of her constructions,   (source)
    appropriates = takes without asking
  • She writes about situations in which members of a dominant culture appropriate elements from a disadvantaged minority culture.
    appropriate = take
  • To Mrs. Yeobright, as soon as she could calmly reflect, there was much likelihood in this, for she could hardly believe that Wildeve would really appropriate money belonging to her son.   (source)
    appropriate = take without asking
  • But as soon as it was finished, the buzz was redoubled through all the drawing-rooms; the brilliant sums, the rolling millions which were to be at the command of the two young people, and which crowned the display of the wedding presents and the young lady's diamonds, which had been made in a room entirely appropriated for that purpose, had exercised to the full their delusions over the envious assembly.   (source)
    appropriated = taken or used
  • The interior of the barricade, that species of tiny courtyard appropriated from the street, was bathed in shadows, and resembled, athwart the vague, twilight horror, the deck of a disabled ship.   (source)
    appropriated = taken
  • To do him justice, however, he did not resolve to appropriate it; for remembering that there was some very good ranting-ground in Frederick, he professed an equal willingness for that.   (source)
    appropriate = take
  • She said little, assented only here and there, and betrayed no inclination either of appropriating any part of the compliment to herself, or of strengthening his views in favour of Northamptonshire.   (source)
    appropriating = taking
  • The barricade had been put in order, the tap-room disencumbered, the kitchen appropriated for the ambulance, the dressing of the wounded completed, the powder scattered on the ground and on the tables had been gathered up, bullets run, cartridges manufactured, lint scraped, the fallen weapons re-distributed, the interior of the redoubt cleaned, the rubbish swept up, corpses removed.   (source)
    appropriated = taken
  • When those young men whose surnames had been appropriated for years by my mooning girlfriends came to the store and drummed their big hands on the counter, I wanted to take each finger in my mouth and feel their calluses with my tongue.   (source)
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appropriate as in:  Congress will appropriate funds

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  • Congress appropriated additional funds for airport improvement.
    appropriated = set aside
  • Money is appropriated for a two-year budget cycle during odd-numbered years.
    appropriated = set aside for particular purposes
  • Sincerely, Hilly Holbrook

    President and Chairman of Appropriations   (source)
    appropriations = committee that designates funding
  • Grimmer had to run an understaffed and underfunded institution and try to keep the whole thing together with spit, baling wire, and nickle-and-dime appropriations from a state legislature who had to go back and face the voters.   (source)
    appropriations = budget
  • Appropriations for Sardaukar training went down steadily in the final thirty years before the Arrakis Revolt.   (source)
  • The deacon board, however, did appropriate funds for him to buy a new suit.   (source)
    appropriate = provide
  • The man flipped through a notebook that listed miscellaneous military appropriations.   (source)
    appropriations = money budgeted for a particular use
  • The furor over the treaty would continue until the House took up the necessary appropriations the following year.   (source)
    appropriations = funding
  • In a single year, Burton watched his grant appropriations jump from $6,000 a year to $300,000.   (source)
    appropriations = money approved to spend
  • The funds were buried under top-secret, eyes-only contingency appropriations.   (source)
    appropriations = budget
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  • He set up a government within the government-by moving the decimal points in appropriations and salaries, sending his speechless enemies to tiny towns in Calabria, and rewarding sycophants with sinecures.   (source)
    appropriations = budgeted amounts
  • Ban v. 2-Year Appropriations   (source)
    appropriations = budgeting
  • But things like this never get the appropriations.   (source)
    appropriations = budget
  • All these war scares are concocted by the Pentagon—no offense meant to your brother—to get more appropriations, and give more handouts to Europe, and jack up taxes.   (source)
    appropriations = funding
  • In early spring Bennington finally chose a contractor to come to Yamacraw to install the air conditioners for which the board of education had appropriated money the previous summer.   (source)
    appropriated = budgeted (assigned for a particular use)
  • The organized campaign of your clique to cut down Guild Taxation and appropriations for the education of Espers and the dissemination of Esper training to mankind is conceived in a spirit of treachery and fascism.   (source)
    appropriations = budget
  • I shall ask this Congress for greatly increased new appropriations and authorizations to carry on what we have begun.   (source)
    appropriations = funding
  • granting an annual appropriation of two thousand dollars.   (source)
    appropriation = designation (setting aside for a special purpose)
  • But this poetry done into solemn prose meant either wholesale confiscation of private property in the South, or vast appropriations.   (source)
    appropriations = funding
  • I cannot describe the delight I felt when I learned the ideas appropriated to each of these sounds and was able to pronounce them.   (source)
    appropriated = assigned
  • No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.   (source)
    appropriations = funding
  • No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.   (source)
    appropriations = budget
  • With Mary Bono, I found one of the people in Congress who was responsible for Afghan appropriations.   (source)
    appropriations = budgeting
  • Military appropriations are limited to TWO YEARS.   (source)
    appropriations = approval of funding
  • The proposed Constitution limits military appropriations to a two-year period.   (source)
    appropriations = funding
  • Does the American require two-year Congressional appropriations?   (source)
  • Does the British Constitution limit military appropriations to one year?   (source)
    appropriations = approval of funding
  • The British Constitution has no limit on military appropriations.   (source)
    appropriations = funding
  • Some people say limiting military appropriations to the period of two years won't be safe.   (source)
    appropriations = approval of funding
  • And the American Constitution limits military appropriations to no more than two years.   (source)
    appropriations = funding
  • I have supposed that the items in the table of the Quarter Master's supplies and contingent expenses for the eight additional companies and privates to the old establishment and for the six additional companies of dragoons may be covered by the appropriations for the original army and that the 600 thousand dollars stated by the Quarter Master's Department for the 12 regiments will procure all the camp equipage not provided for by the table.   (source)
  • The same group can RAISE TROOPS to an INDEFINITE NUMBER, and appropriate money to support them for an INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME.   (source)
    appropriate = set aside (for a particular use)
  • If the majority party wants to appropriate more money than seems proper to support the military for two years, the community will be warned and be able to take measures to guard against it.   (source)
    appropriate = fund (set aside for a particular use)
  • The representative body has the power to make appropriations to the army for any period of time beyond one year.   (source)
    appropriations = approval of funding
  • Limiting the term for military appropriations is a second precaution against the danger from standing armies.   (source)
    appropriations = funding
  • Opponents of the Constitution say Great Britain requires an annual vote of the legislature for military appropriations and the American Constitution has lengthened this critical period to two years.   (source)
  • And I submit that there should be more bubble cities, and increased appropriations with respect to the exploration of outer space.   (source)
    appropriations = budget
  • Does the American impose on the Congress appropriations for two years?   (source)
    appropriations = funding
  • As to persons of quality, they give security to appropriate a certain sum for each child, suitable to their condition; and these funds are always managed with good husbandry and the most exact justice.   (source)
    appropriate = allocate (budget for a particular use)
  • Taught by experience that proper dependence could not be placed on the success of requisitions, unable by its own authority to lay hold of fresh resources, and urged by considerations of national danger, would it not be driven to the expedient of diverting the funds already appropriated from their proper objects to the defense of the State?   (source)
    appropriated = budgeted
  • Whoever can there bring sufficient proof, that he has strictly observed the laws of his country for seventy-three moons, has a claim to certain privileges, according to his quality or condition of life, with a proportionable sum of money out of a fund appropriated for that use: he likewise acquires the title of snilpall, or legal, which is added to his name, but does not descend to his posterity.   (source)
    appropriated = allocated
  • A GREAT and INDEPENDENT fund of revenue is passing into the hands of a SINGLE BODY of men, who can RAISE TROOPS to an INDEFINITE NUMBER, and appropriate money to their support for an INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME.   (source)
    appropriate = allocate (set aside for a particular use)
  • Let us examine whether there be any comparison, in point of efficacy, between the provision alluded to and that which is contained in the new Constitution, for restraining the appropriations of money for military purposes to the period of two years.   (source)
    appropriations = funding
  • The actual conduct of foreign negotiations, the preparatory plans of finance, the application and disbursement of the public moneys in conformity to the general appropriations of the legislature, the arrangement of the army and navy, the directions of the operations of war, these, and other matters of a like nature, constitute what seems to be most properly understood by the administration of government.   (source)
    appropriations = budgeting
  • …a proportion of the members are elected by so small a proportion of the people; where the electors are so corrupted by the representatives, and the representatives so corrupted by the Crown, the representative body can possess a power to make appropriations to the army for an indefinite term, without desiring, or without daring, to extend the term beyond a single year, ought not suspicion herself to blush, in pretending that the representatives of the United States, elected FREELY by…   (source)
    appropriations = funding
  • the army for an indefinite term, without desiring, or without daring, to extend the term beyond a single year, ought not suspicion herself to blush, in pretending that the representatives of the United States, elected FREELY by the WHOLE BODY of the people, every SECOND YEAR, cannot be safely intrusted with the discretion over such appropriations, expressly limited to the short period of TWO YEARS?†   (source)
  • Money to support an army can only be appropriated for Defense:   (source)
    appropriated = budgeted
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  • Another made us translate the lyrics of the works of Jacques Brel, a famous performer whose songs would have been appropriate for Suicide: The Musical.†   (source)
  • Everything was done with skill, practice, and the appropriate level of care.†   (source)
  • I wasn't sure what was appropriate to say, and perhaps nothing was.†   (source)
  • Appropriate commendations and the nodding of heads.†   (source)
  • Most of this tradition was far from child appropriate.†   (source)
  • In fact, we were so afraid for her, we felt we had no time to stop and ponder the most appropriate response.†   (source)
  • We need to get you some appropriate clothes.†   (source)
  • I was struggling to think of something appropriate to say when a younger woman spoke up.†   (source)
  • You know, I don't think it's appropriate for Melody to be here.†   (source)
  • The hours were okay, I could cope with the fact that the uniform made my hair static, but I found it impossible to stick to the "appropriate responses" script, with its "How can I help you today?" and its "Would you like large fries with that?"†   (source)
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  • Appropriate, he thought, barely able to contain his excitement.†   (source)
  • I don't know how I feel about it just yet, but it does seem appropriate to this time.†   (source)
  • When the hat announces your House, you will go and sit at the appropriate table.†   (source)
  • He never looks up, but I can tell he's listening to John's story as well, laughing at the appropriate places.†   (source)
  • I delight in being a wise old man when it's appropriate to be a wise old man.†   (source)
  • An irrational response that somehow would've seemed appropriate.†   (source)
  • She performed the appropriate rituals for removing a curse from the house, just in case there was one, and she also cast spells on people Williams suspected of wishing him ill.†   (source)
  • Something appropriate.†   (source)
  • Please pass along this request to the appropriate people in the world of publishing.†   (source)
  • As appropriate a place as any.†   (source)
  • Now I was grinning, too, though the brightness of our grinning didn't seem exactly appropriate to the conversation.†   (source)
  • Well, Coach Warner did not think that was appropriate, so he didn't do it.†   (source)
  • Polite but steadfast, and with appropriate consideration.†   (source)
  • It seemed like an appropriate time to explain and reveal the new sculpture.†   (source)
  • Unless it's appropriate.†   (source)
  • He was much, much more than an appropriate guardian.†   (source)
  • How could you think it 'appropriate' to proposition a fellow student's mother?†   (source)
  • A third wall had been converted into a series of darkrooms with appropriate drainage.†   (source)
  • Dorian had been given a list of appropriate brides?†   (source)
  • The king had appropriated Ser Raymun's audience chamber, and that was where Ned found them.†   (source)
  • No. Because you'd have to physically meet with him before you decided whether he was an appropriate candidate for that medicine, correct?†   (source)
  • Coach Lauren was writing the practice sets on the big marker board and carrying out the appropriate fins, buoys, and paddles.†   (source)
  • I decide to take Huckleberry (seems appropriate) and Where the Sidewalk Ends.†   (source)
  • This seems appropriate since I have obviously lost my grip on everything.†   (source)
  • What is the appropriate reply to make to a man who says he loves you?†   (source)
  • Already the other women with her, the blonde in the short pink bed jacket with the tatty fur trim, has been appropriated, has entered the glass elevator, has ascended out of sight.†   (source)
  • Appropriate.†   (source)
  • He thinks a Burgundy is appropriate!†   (source)
  • He fumbled for an appropriate descriptor.†   (source)
  • As she worked, she felt quite proud of herself for being up-to-date with the best scientific knowledge, which allowed her to protect her family's health using an appropriate modern method—not like "the Kikapu" and her herbs!†   (source)
  • His brand of wartime wheeling and dealing was not appropriate for a businessman in peacetime.†   (source)
  • Appropriate time?†   (source)
  • By the time the song ended, though, I was on the move and had situated myself close enough to Aspen for it to be appropriate for him to ask me to dance.†   (source)
  • I struggled to find the appropriate words.†   (source)
  • "It's very clear to me what you've been doing and it's not appropriate," he'd said, and told them both to go and see Miss Emily.†   (source)
  • He has outraged too many wise men and pleased too many fools to hide behind his too-appropriate pseudonym much longer.†   (source)
  • Once again the silence between them was appropriated by old Mrs. Pillai's grunts.†   (source)
  • In a situation like that, mitigation is entirely appropriate.†   (source)
  • It seemed appropriate.†   (source)
  • Her nose had a hook and her mouth was plump and cherubic, which was appropriate considering that Cupid was her greatgrandfather.†   (source)
  • He could think of nothing appropriate to say; Roran was right.†   (source)
  • And appropriate, considering they plagiarized my childhood for the books.†   (source)
  • He's getting the appropriate standard of care— and believe it or not, the insurance company has been pretty responsive so far.†   (source)
  • Really, it was a glorious silk gauze—though of summer weight, and certainly not appropriate for the fall weather.†   (source)
  • Appropriate, perhaps, because that is what will happen to my body when all the life leaves it; it will become cold and heavy, heavier than I have ever been.†   (source)
  • In that case, smiles are appropriate.†   (source)
  • Her job was to review and file all the exit surveys left by the guests, make copies, distribute them to the appropriate people.†   (source)
  • Our adversaries ...attempted to appropriate it, but I insisted yesterday we fairly captured it....I now request the band to favor me with its performance.†   (source)
  • And later, we'll talk about an appropriate fee, eh?†   (source)
  • We also have some clothes, though not many of the clothes we wore in Florida are appropriate for life in Ohio.†   (source)
  • Some people are better at finding the appropriate books.†   (source)
  • Very appropriate.†   (source)
  • Perhaps she won't or can't, but my life inside of you will appropriate risk and uncertainty to transform you by your own choices into a truth teller, and that will be a miracle greater than raising the dead.†   (source)
  • Comedy was the genre of fall, once the harvest was in and celebrations and laughter were appropriate.†   (source)
  • I believe a permanent reminder of this day might prove the appropriate remedy.†   (source)
  • Obviously it would not be very appropriate for a real philosopher to say they are all equally bad.†   (source)
  • Those were the words my mouth said because that's what I had been told was appropriate to say.†   (source)
  • But I love that my vasectomy doubled as both appropriate birth control and an optimistic gesture about my future.†   (source)
  • My parents had no appropriate medication.†   (source)
  • Y.T. makes sure she's aimed directly at the glass revolving doors, then hits the appropriate toe switch.†   (source)
  • It's not appropriate.†   (source)
  • Now it suddenly seemed appropriate to put my trident on his tombstone.†   (source)
  • But if I did so, and labeled it with the appropriate names, it would be the last thing I ever did.†   (source)
  • Tales were told at these places that people from all over now gathered to hear, for the tales of these natives felt appropriate to this time of migration, and gave listeners much-needed sustenance.†   (source)
  • With everything that is going on right now, a party is hardly appropriate.†   (source)
  • Of course, SEALs train to match the appropriate level of violence required by the situation, turning it up and down like the dimmer on a light switch.†   (source)
  • It seemed pretty appropriate to me, but having banged up Papa's beauty it wasn't for me to disagree.†   (source)
  • Even some Baptists smoke on appropriate occasions.†   (source)
  • So utterly appropriate, because this time was going to be worse than the others.†   (source)
  • The remarks still seemed appropriate, especially one passage.†   (source)
  • I'd like to laugh but that doesn't seem appropriate.†   (source)
  • The three men were served in a style appropriate to their rank.†   (source)
  • To move students through the system, many refugees were placed in standard classes that, while appropriate for their ages, did not take into account their lack of schooling or their deficiencies in English.†   (source)
  • The Harrison School District is pleased to encourage appropriate displays of patriotism.†   (source)
  • For Colonel Aureliano Buendia it was the most appropriate name, because while the rest of the family was still amazed by the fact that Melquiades' room was immune to dust and destruction, he saw it turned into a dunghill.†   (source)
  • So often that better time either never comes or really isn't better or more appropriate after all.†   (source)
  • That would have been appropriate.†   (source)
  • So it was in everyone's interest to find an appropriate alternative solution.†   (source)
  • All will become clear at the appropriate time.†   (source)
  • If Jane got this job, she could teach Mrs. Blanck that a bell was a much more appropriate way to summon a servant than yelling.†   (source)
  • You will put yourself to bed at the appropriate time and turn out your light.†   (source)
  • Not that it was an appropriate time to be acting all smooth and seductive or whatever, but surely something deeper was required here?†   (source)
  • 72 Above 26,000 feet, moreover, the line between appropriate zeal and reckless summit fever becomes grievously thin.†   (source)
  • Take appropriate precautions.†   (source)
  • There ought, I thought, to be a ritual for being born twice-patched, retreaded and approved for the road, I was trying to think of an appropriate one when Doctor Nolan appeared from nowhere and touched me on the shoulder.†   (source)
  • "We will definitely deal with this matter in the appropriate way, I promise," answered Ms.†   (source)
  • Then the committee would discuss each project and decide whether or not it was worthwhile, appropriate, and achievable.†   (source)
  • They adjusted the maps because there was no reason why the North should be placed on top, so far away from their beloved fatherland, when it could be placed on the bottom, where it would appear in a more favorable light; and while they were at it they painted vast areas of Prussian-blue territorial waters that stretched all the way to Africa and Asia, and appropriated distant countries in the geography books, leaping borders with impunity until the neighboring countries lost their patience, sought help from the United Nations, and threatened to send in tanks and planes.†   (source)
  • I appropriated it with a clear conscience since it looked as if he were never going to get around to it.†   (source)
  • I thought this very appropriate because I don't get noticed anyway.†   (source)
  • Fool's gold or whatever the appropriate term.†   (source)
  • What she is trying to do now is to transform what her eyes grasp and her senses perceive into the simplest and most appropriate words she can find.†   (source)
  • It was not an appropriate response, but he did not know what else to say; he was filled with a strange emptiness, a kind of stunned detachment.†   (source)
  • He argued that Fort Detrick was closer to the outbreak than was the C.D.C., in Atlanta, and therefore it was appropriate for the Army to have the samples and try to isolate the virus.†   (source)
  • The voices of Kroc's friends and coworkers — one of them identified as a McDonald's "vice president of individuality" — boom from speakers at the appropriate cue.†   (source)
  • He was wearing a tight black T-shirt that, while not really appropriate for the frigid temperatures of early February, showed off his perfect muscular arms.†   (source)
  • My mother was beginning to think it was high time to find an appropriate match for Hilda.†   (source)
  • Winnie would discuss "the church" in appropriate terms, and I might then ask, "How are the priests?†   (source)
  • Appropriate?†   (source)
  • "I began to feel that the model of care we were giving wasn't appropriate for Nigeria," he recalled.†   (source)
  • Now, though, as I took in the flat pastureland on either side of us, it seemed completely appropriate.†   (source)
  • He picked it up with some difficulty "How appropriate."†   (source)
  • Is this really appropriate during lunch?†   (source)
  • I've brought all sorts of appropriate goodies.†   (source)
  • An appropriate response, I think wryly.†   (source)
  • Shiva had appropriated the toolshed where we'd hidden the motorcycle.†   (source)
  • That settled, they then selected a gaudy array of jackets and slacks regarded as appropriate for what was to be, according to Dick, a Florida honeymoon.†   (source)
  • There was nothing appropriate to say.†   (source)
  • How appropriate.†   (source)
  • It is very appropriate then that from this cradle of the Confederacy, this very heart of the great Anglo-Saxon Southland, that today we sound the drum for freedom ...Let us rise to the call of freedom-loving blood that is in us ...In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny.†   (source)
  • July had appropriated Hutto's shotgun, loaded it and put it across his saddle—he assumed it would make the prisoners think twice before starting trouble.†   (source)
  • Although in the candlelight it was hard to be sure which cliché was a more appropriate description.†   (source)
  • Bigwig was trying to think of some appropriate reply to this when he saw Chervil running across the grass toward him.†   (source)
  • I hope the wine's appropriate.†   (source)
  • Still, just about every parent seems to believe that her child will thrive if only he can attend the right school, the one with an appropriate blend of academics, extracurriculars, friendliness, and safety.†   (source)
  • I know I wore something appropriate.†   (source)
  • But appropriate responses and emotions are bottled up in him, jumbled and inaccessible, and it makes him feel guilty and anxious to flee.†   (source)
  • The power and cunning of Communist politics lay in the fact that it appropriated this slogan.†   (source)
  • Even in my new, period-appropriate clothes, I felt transparently out of place.†   (source)
  • If there was an appropriate response to this information, I didn't know what it was.†   (source)
  • Quite a sentiment, but appropriate and just, I think.†   (source)
  • Some of the city legislators, whose concern for appropriate names and the maintenance of the city's landmarks was the principal part of their political life, saw to it that "Doctor Street" was never used in any official capacity.†   (source)
  • Yet while she so questioned, she was taking in with swift appreciation the trim set of the driving coat Miss Lydia wore, the appropriate texture of the heavy gloves on the small hands that held the lines, and a certain indefinable air of elegance hard to put into words, but which all women recognize.†   (source)
  • "It seemed appropriate," the farmer said.†   (source)
  • And how do you know she'll be someone appropriate for you to fall in love with?†   (source)
  • I wore a two-piece suit of red silk, appropriate to the holiday but scandalous in Iran.†   (source)
  • References seemed more appropriate to a distant ancestor rather than one's immediate family.†   (source)
  • Fame has seized her and appropriated her, name, barn, cows and all.†   (source)
  • Since Stephen was born, I had become paranoid, not only as a parent sustaining him, but other fears like illnesses, late-night fevers, and getting him all the appropriate shots at the right time.†   (source)
  • Do you know what appropriate technology means?†   (source)
  • Leaving a small force to keep the fires burning and make the appropriate noises of an army settling in for the night, Washington and some 5,500 men, horses, and cannon had stolen away in the dark.†   (source)
  • I thought that was most appropriate.†   (source)
  • There was also the problem of finding an appropriate escort.†   (source)
  • He'd appropriated the raisins from the kitchen while on KP duty, he explained to Ranous.†   (source)
  • I'm capable of deciding what's appropriate for my family.†   (source)
  • It seems appropriate that it also be on the cure, don't you think?†   (source)
  • Tell me what you call it, and I'll make the appropriate changes in the Geographica.†   (source)
  • That is hardly appropriate—†   (source)
  • I nod, and she stifles her own smile and continues in a more appropriate direction.†   (source)
  • there's that word "conceive" again, appropriate as ever!†   (source)
  • Hope is ....appropriate.†   (source)
  • Given an appropriate musical setting, YOUR LYRICS could become a POPULAR SONG played on the radio waves all over America and even to our boys overseas.†   (source)
  • Quite appropriate, don't you think?†   (source)
  • Stone positioned the capsule and pressed the appropriate controls.†   (source)
  • When a departing Hollywood film crew forgot to pack its loudspeaker equipment, racetrackers appropriated the gear, fiddled with it, and soon fashioned the first race-calling public address system.†   (source)
  • Others follow in appropriate pecking order.†   (source)
  • I kept a finger of my right hand on the appropriate place in the text, flipped the Talmud to where the commentary had been printed, and read from it.†   (source)
  • These were mannerisms appropriate only to dualistic reason.†   (source)
  • Miss Love turned to him and said in a flirty voice, "Mr. Blakeslee, don't you agree it's not appropriate for me to be called Mrs. Blakeslee?"†   (source)
  • It seems pretty appropriate to me.†   (source)
  • This was entirely appropriate and reasonable.†   (source)
  • How appropriate that the bridegroom she would have chosen to marry be poisoned.†   (source)
  • He spoke to a line of people and gave the appropriate responses.†   (source)
  • We have just been granted a new and larger appropriation.†   (source)
  • I hurt you not long ago with a personal attack that was neither appropriate nor deserved.†   (source)
  • His lips actually drew back in a snarl that would have been appropriate for his son.†   (source)
  • The team supplied him with his uniform shirt and pants, but Sportland outfitted him with the thin white socks and special T-strap oversocks in the appropriate colors.†   (source)
  • I shall follow Crenshinibon's advice when I deem it appropriate," he told Errtu.†   (source)
  • My roommate, a colonial from Hesperus with the oddly appropriate name of "Angel," sat up night after night, tutoring me.†   (source)
  • Tappan listened and smiled and made the appropriate comments, but he was no one's fool.†   (source)
  • They are also increasingly often being appropriated by some Hispanic and Asian Americans, and by middle-class white youths finding a covert prestige or generational protest in imitating black speech.†   (source)
  • I think an English garden party is quite lovely and appropriate.†   (source)
  • The kimchee museum, he'd say, with appropriate awe.†   (source)
  • I'll take you to the appropriate official, and you can tell him yourself.†   (source)
  • Because I don't think that would be appropriate.†   (source)
  • Ofelia took to appropriating Celia's dresses and shoes.†   (source)
  • Although the Thirty normally used their own gang of thugs for such duties, the oligarchy asked Socrates to arrest Leon of Salamis so that he might be executed and his assets appropriated.†   (source)
  • Ah, I have a beverage here which I have been saving for an, ah, appropriate moment.†   (source)
  • I'd watch him creep up into the woods to smoke a cigarette, and rack my brain for something appropriate.†   (source)
  • And as Dr. Mansour had more free time, it had become his habit to spend most of the day in the department, which he would roam, observing what went on from a distance, and always intervening at the appropriate time.†   (source)
  • The federal government would have to take appropriated funds from their proper objects to defend the States.†   (source)
  • And appropriate lasers for Troy .†   (source)
  • Law and disorder and murder do not seem to be appropriate topics of conversation.†   (source)
  • She looked quite stunning as she walked across the dining room to the table, not at all unlike a girl on the qui vive appropriate to a big college weekend.†   (source)
  • One skilled operator, like Luke, oversees several machines, performing on-the-spot quality checks and making appropriate adjustments as needed.†   (source)
  • "Your mother made this for our wedding," he said, "and I thought it would be appropriate if I wore it to her funeral."†   (source)
  • Three hundred unjoined versions would circulate through the barracks by midnight, gathered and appropriated by cadets who were not present but who would claim they were, until the fight would enter into the history of that academic year according to joyous laws of storytelling where the annexation of myth becomes a form of truth itself.†   (source)
  • "It's only appropriate, I suppose," he managed after a pause.†   (source)
  • I say, "Congratulations would be appropriate here as well."†   (source)
  • "Condolences are more appropriate," answered Gabriel.†   (source)
  • I can, of course, imagine it being deconstructed nowadays as a paradigm of colonialism, with Kevin figuring as the benign imperialist (or the missionary in the wake of the imperialist), the one who intervenes and appropriates the indigenous life and interferes with its pristine ecology.†   (source)
  • They were clearly poised for flight; but I saved what was left of the situation by recalling appropriate Innuit words and blurting out a more or less formal welcome.†   (source)
  • It landed on Titania, began sending back what seemed like appropriate observation reports.†   (source)
  • It was a Polish structure: the barracks and buildings of Auschwitz made up the homely nucleus of a former cavalry installation when it was appropriated by the Germans.†   (source)
  • He had been at sea in his atomic-powered submarine on patrol between Kiska and Midway when the war began, and opening his sealed orders at the appropriate signal he submerged and set course for Manila at full cruising speed.†   (source)
  • People came to see the child, and I do not know what tales they told but more people came, their faces avid with curiosity to see him-a curiosity which was never sated although they stared and stared with bulging eyes; and they went away with appropriate comments on their lips and mouths bursting to describe the poor little albino mite they had seen.†   (source)
  • Could the result be varied by conditioning or by the use of appropriate orchestration?†   (source)
  • That is why I think it is so appropriate that I find myself tonight at a university which addresses itself to preparing young people for the challenge of tomorrow.†   (source)
  • He was—" He had hunted a moment for appropriate words, then let it go.†   (source)
  • TYRONE No, Mary, a joke is a joke, but— EDMUND I told Shaughnessy he should have reminded Harker that a Standard Oil millionaire ought to welcome the flavor of hog in his ice water as an appropriate touch.†   (source)
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