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Word: apropos

Definition: with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.


Sentences Containing 'apropos'

``Apropos,''continued he,``Franz is coming soon, but it will not interest you; you dislike him, I think?''
``Truly, madame, I recollect M. Debray told me apropos, what is become of him?
``But apropos of Debray, how is it that I have not seen him lately at the baron's house?''
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.

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