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appropriate
used in In Cold Blood

6 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
it is appropriate
Definition
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
  • The inappropriate force of his anger and lack of ability to control or channel it reflect a primary weakness of personality structure....
    4 — The Corner (50% in)
  • Wearing an open-necked shirt (borrowed from Mr. Meier) and blue jeans rolled up at the cuffs, he looked as lonely and inappropriate as a seagull in a wheat field.
    4 — The Corner (23% in)
  • Even inappropriate.
    4 — The Corner (97% in)

There are no more uses of "appropriate" flagged with this meaning in In Cold Blood.

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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Inevitable, and appropriate.
    2 — Persons Unknown (3% in)
  • 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.
    2 — Persons Unknown (26% in)
  • The word, faintly present upon a sun-warped sign, seemed appropriate to the place it publicized, which was, as Harold Nye wrote in his official K.B.I. report, "run-down and shabby, the lowest type of hotel or rooming house."
    3 — Answer (17% in)

There are no more uses of "appropriate" in In Cold Blood.

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