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appropriate
used in Lonesome Dove

2 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
it is appropriate
Definition
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
  • 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.
    Chapters 7-8 (69% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
appropriated the
Definition
give, assign, or seize a resource — usually for a particular use
  • 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.
    Chapters 52-53 (54% in)

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  • Feeling that it was not appropriate to drink right out on the main street, the boys took their liquor around to the back of the livery stable and fell to.
    Chapters 85-86 (64% in)
  • It was ingrained in him, he had done it so long, but he was aware that it wasn't appropriate anymore.
    Chapters 1-2 (66% in)
  • It was just like them to pull such a stunt at the time when it was least appropriate—just the kind of thing they had done all through their years as Rangers.
    Chapters 9-10 (36% in)
  • Soupy Jones and Bert Borum, who didn't feel it appropriate for white men to talk much to niggers, exchanged the view that nevertheless this one had been uncommonly decent.
    Chapters 89-90 (91% in)

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