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appropriate
used in The Adventures of Augie March

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it is appropriate
Definition
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
  • Maybe I ought to say my livery, since Mr. and Mrs. Renling saw to it that I was appropriately dressed, in fact made a clotheshorse of me, advancing the money and picking out the tweeds and flannels, plaids, foulards, sport shoes, woven shoes Mexican style, and shirts and handkerchiefs—in the right taste for waiting on a smooth trade of mostly British inclination.
    Chapter 8 (19% in)
  • " I couldn't even grin at him to be sociable, it was such inappropriate advice to a man in love.
    Chapter 14 (82% in)
  • Something big would have to be done for her one of these days, I thought; I'd have to decide what was appropriate, and I could now swing it by myself, having the money.
    Chapter 26 (71% in)
  • appropriate = suitable (fitting)
  • Stella and Charlotte were wearing mink stoles, Simon a double-breasted plaid and crocodile shoes, and I a camel's-hair coat, so that we looked appropriately gorgeous to pass in one of those Italian portrait crowds of gold and jewels.
    Chapter 26 (75% in)

There are no more uses of "appropriate" flagged with this meaning in The Adventures of Augie March.

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  • Did Sophie think I didn't want to have a wife, and sons and daughters, or be busy at my appropriate daily work?
    Chapter 22 (27% in)
  • Yes, yes, I knew the truth had to be appropriate somewhere, but was this the place for it?
    Chapter 15 (8% in)
  • I suppose if you pass the night with a woman in a deserted mountain place there's only one appropriate thing, according to the secret urging of the world.
    Chapter 18 (57% in)
  • You see, there was all the immenso giubbilo of homecoming and being saved from the sea and this Basteshaw, a romantic survivor and escapee; it was appropriate there should be cries of Thanksgiving as if written down by Franz Joseph Haydn and sung by the Schola Cantorum, and so on.
    Chapter 26 (8% in)

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