toggle menu
1000+ books

in a sentence
grouped by contextual meaning

apropos as in:  unusual attire, but apropos

show 2 more with this conextual meaning
  • Miss Crawford smiled her perfect approbation; and hastened to complete the gift by putting the necklace round her, and making her see how well it looked. Fanny had not a word to say against its becomingness, and, excepting what remained of her scruples, was exceedingly pleased with an acquisition so very apropos.   (source)
    apropos = appropriate (relevant to her need)
  • “Yes,” returned Mr. Hyde, “It is as well we have met; and apropos, you should have my address.”   (source)
    apropos = appropriate
▲ show less (of above)

apropos as in:  Apropos, did you hear from John?

show 3 more with this conextual meaning
  • We were silent for a while, and suddenly Lucy murmured as if to herself . . . "His red eyes again!  They are just the same."
    It was such an odd expression, coming apropos of nothing, that it quite startled me.   (source)
    apropos = following
  • Apropos of marrying, I hope our friend Adam will get settled, now the poor old man's gone.   (source)
    apropos = speaking
  • Apropos, you have reminded me of something.   (source)
    apropos = speaking of that
▲ show less (of above)

show 10 more examples with any meaning
  • I found myself becoming hungry, but could not suggest a snack; it would not have been apropos right then, and the food was beyond the pale.†   (source)
  • It was apropos of nothing, and there was nothing else to say.†   (source)
  • You might pay special attention to the contents in the uppermost sleeve, as I think you will find it very apropos of our chat.†   (source)
  • The Tarot indicator suit for feminine divinity is pentacles, Langdon thought, realizing that if Saunière had been stacking his granddaughter's deck for fun, pentacles was an apropos inside joke.†   (source)
  • Maybe uniquely apropos.†   (source)
  • "I should have let you drive yourself today," he announced, apropos of nothing, while I chewed.†   (source)
  • But, apropos this topic—" He turned to Berger again.†   (source)
  • At one point, apropos of nothing, Vivian says, "So where is that mother of yours, anyway?"†   (source)
  • She smiled at her next thought, strangely apropos: I'm confirmed.†   (source)
  • It was an "instance of divine favor, for nothing surely ever came more apropos," Washington wrote immediately to Joseph Reed.†   (source)
▲ show less (of above)
show 52 more examples with any meaning
  • "You like red wine or white wine?" he suddenly asked, apropos of nothing.†   (source)
  • Apropos of which, and of a pair of stumbling-drunk, armed policemen we'd recently passed, Deo said, "This is a country of alcoholics now.†   (source)
  • Apropos of which, I took a scrap of paper from my pocket.†   (source)
  • Rising before him, the niche's sole contents seemed ironically apropos-a single sarcophagus.†   (source)
  • "How did it go with Jane last night?" he asked after a moment, apropos of nothing.†   (source)
  • The question seemed apropos of nothing.†   (source)
  • He drove without comment, except for once, when, apropos of nothing in the moment, he shook his head and muttered, "Christ all Friday."†   (source)
  • "I have a question about vet school," she said apropos of nothing, but no longer caring about the direction of their conversation.†   (source)
  • Apropos of which, Sophie realized, Bronek was now speaking in the tones of one proud to be privy to portentous tidings.†   (source)
  • Apropos of producing, let somebody produce that at its address, and produce the answer here.'†   (source)
  • Nearly always they spoke as this boy did now; suddenly and apropos of the mention of the town and always you said, "What barbarians."†   (source)
  • "Apropos of this Table," said Merlyn, "I don't see why I should not tell you that King Leodegrance has one which would do very well.†   (source)
  • Guy Pollock crossed the street to be pleasant apropos of California and new novels.†   (source)
  • You spoke of formality just now, apropos of the inquiry, you know.†   (source)
  • Apropos of marrying, I hope our friend Adam will get settled, now the poor old man's gone.†   (source)
  • "Apropos!" said Stephen, looking at his watch.†   (source)
  • Apropos, when do you aspect M. d'Epinay?†   (source)
  • "It ees ver apropos of saircumstance," said the French-.†   (source)
  • Apropos, tell me please, is it true that the women have all left Moscow?†   (source)
  • Truly, madame, I recollect M. Debray told me—apropos, what is become of him?†   (source)
  • But apropos of Debray, how is it that I have not seen him lately at the baron's house?†   (source)
  • For, finding the conversation on the settee lagging for a moment, she got up and apropos of nothing—no music and no words—motioned him to dance some more with her.†   (source)
  • This consists of one month of committee meetings, a hundred columns of praise for the organization in the public prints, and finally a day or two on which athletic persons flatter inappreciative audiences in churches or cinema theaters, and the prettiest girls in town have the pleasure of being allowed to talk to male strangers on the street corners, apropos of giving them extremely undecorative tags in exchange for the smallest sums which those strangers think they must pay if they are to be considered gentlemen.†   (source)
  • It was consoling, though, when Nicole remarked, apropos of a distraught saleswoman: "Most people think everybody feels about them much more violently than they actually do—they think other people's opinions of them swing through great arcs of approval or disapproval.†   (source)
  • I can't do it myself—but you ..." 'Thus, apropos of Jim, I had a glimpse of the real Brierly a few days before he committed his reality and his sham together to the keeping of the sea.†   (source)
  • She knew that he would want oysters, that he would have heard of Harvey's apropos of Grant and Blaine, and she took him there.†   (source)
  • "I am a Socialist, Karamazov, I am an incurable Socialist," he announced suddenly, apropos of nothing.†   (source)
  • When we rejoined him in the drawingroom he said he would give us a little ballad which had come into his head "apropos of our young friend," and he sang one about a peasant boy, "Thrown on the wide world, doomed to wander and roam, Bereft of his parents, bereft of a home."†   (source)
  • "Apropos of what you said about wearing harness," Lydgate began, after they had sat down, "I made up my mind some time ago to do with as little of it as possible.†   (source)
  • 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, the advocate in the clergyman's case, or contrariwise.†   (source)
  • Nothing could be more apropos.†   (source)
  • The collegians, decorated on the collar with a golden fleur-de-lys, fought each other apropos of the King of Rome.†   (source)
  • And though he belonged to the household troops, who, as it was their duty to rally round the Prince Regent, had not shown their valour in foreign service yet, Rawdon Crawley had already (apropos of play, of which he was immoderately fond) fought three bloody duels, in which he gave ample proofs of his contempt for death.†   (source)
  • There is an old charter which puts the matter naively: apropos of fidelity: ~Civibus fidelitas in reges, quoe tamen aliquoties seditionibus interrypta, multa peperit privileyia~.†   (source)
  • Mr. Featherstone grunted: he could not deny that an ordinary sort of girl like her might be expected to be useful, so he thought of another rejoinder, disagreeable enough to be always apropos.†   (source)
  • It is quite the contrary, an observation apropos of the style occurred to me that is by no means irrelevant as things stand.†   (source)
  • He jostled his shoulder in an attempt to catch a sight of his profile, and he exclaimed, without, however, raising his tone: "Apropos of that quagmire, you're a hearty animal.†   (source)
  • Apropos of her acquaintance with Fyodor Pavlovitch, she remarked curtly, "That's all nonsense, and was it my fault that he would pester me?"†   (source)
  • When the ladies of Gaunt House were at breakfast that morning, Lord Steyne (who took his chocolate in private and seldom disturbed the females of his household, or saw them except upon public days, or when they crossed each other in the hall, or when from his pit-box at the opera he surveyed them in their box on the grand tier) his lordship, we say, appeared among the ladies and the children who were assembled over the tea and toast, and a battle royal ensued apropos of Rebecca.†   (source)
  • Apropos of the "Pioneer"—somebody had prophesied that it would soon be like a dying dolphin, and turn all colors for want of knowing how to help itself, because Mr. Brooke's protege, the brilliant young Ladislaw, was gone or going.†   (source)
  • And apropos of the miracle let me tell you that I think you have been asleep for the last two or three days.†   (source)
  • One day Marius, who was fond of talking gravely in the midst of his bliss, said, apropos of I know not what incident: "The men of the revolution are so great, that they have the prestige of the ages, like Cato and like Phocion, and each one of them seems to me an antique memory."†   (source)
  • —"Apropos," continued he, "Franz is coming soon, but it will not interest you; you dislike him, I think?"†   (source)
  • One morning it came to pass that M. Gillenormand spoke slightingly of the Convention, apropos of a newspaper which had fallen into his hands, and gave vent to a Royalist harangue on Danton, Saint-Juste and Robespierre.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • Fortunately, chance ordained that on the morrow of that tragic day, there was some official solemnity apropos of I know not what,— fetes in Paris, a review in the Champ de Mars, jousts on the Seine, theatrical performances in the Champs-Elysees, fireworks at the Arc de l'Etoile, illuminations everywhere.†   (source)
  • 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 his heart."†   (source)
  • —Our mutual friend's stories are like himself, Mr Bloom apropos of knives remarked to his confidante sotto voce.†   (source)
  • And apropos of coffin of stones the analogy was not at all bad as it was in fact a stoning to death on the part of seventy-two out of eighty odd constituencies that ratted at the time of the split and chiefly the belauded peasant class, probably the selfsame evicted tenants he had put in their holdings.†   (source)
  • Also, without being actually positive, it struck him a great field was to be opened up in the line of opening up new routes to keep pace with the times apropos of the Fishguard-Rosslare route which, it was mooted, was once more on the tapis in the circumlocution departments with the usual quantity of red tape and dillydallying of effete fogeydom and dunderheads generally.†   (source)
  • Here is adhesiveness, it is not previously fashion'd, it is apropos;
    Do you know what it is as you pass to be loved by strangers?†   (source)
▲ show less (of above)