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apropos
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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
unusual attire, but apropos
Definition of an appropriate or pertinent nature
  • The story was apropos.
apropos = of an appropriate or pertinent nature
  • "Yes," returned Mr. Hyde, "It is as well we have met; and apropos, you should have my address."
    Stevenson, Robert Louis  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
apropos = of an appropriate or pertinent nature

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2  —as in:
Apropos, did you hear from John?
Definition use to introduce a related item as in:  "regarding"; or "speaking of that"; or "incidentally"
  • Apropos, can you lend me some money for the weekend?
apropos = use to introduce a related item as in:  "regarding"; or "speaking of that"; or "incidentally"
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Apropos, you have reminded me of something.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  The Gambler
  • apropos = use to introduce a related item as in:  "regarding"; or "speaking of that"; or "incidentally"
  • Apropos of marrying, I hope our friend Adam will get settled, now the poor old man's gone.
    Eliot, George  --  Adam Bede
  • apropos = use to introduce a related item as in:  "regarding"; or "speaking of that"; or "incidentally"
  •   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.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • apropos = following
  • "The old Morgan place up at the Glen is for sale," said Gilbert, apropos of nothing in especial.
    Montgomery, Lucy Maud  --  Anne's House of Dreams
  • apropos = use to introduce a related item as in:  "regarding"; or "speaking of that"; or "incidentally"
  • It was such an odd expression, coming apropos of nothing, that it quite startled me.
    Stoker, Bram  --  Dracula
  • I reminded my friend, apropos of the concierges, that he had not yet told me what had led him to get them set at liberty.
    Leroux, Gaston  --  The Mystery of the Yellow Room

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