apropos

Part of speech: adjective

Pertinent; opportune.

Part of speech: adverb

Pertinently; appropriately.

Part of speech: adverb

By the way.

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Usage examples "apropos":

  1. The debates in the Sacred College for and against this journey, and for and against his coronation of Bonaparte, are said to have been long as well as violent, and arranged according to the desires of Cardinal Fesch only by the means of four millions of livres distributed apropos among its pious members. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  2. The angry opponents frown at each other, and in the interim the Austrian Student in his mellow voice begins an interminable story of personal reminiscence, apropos of nothing and starting nowhere, but intensely absorbing. - "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist", Alexander Berkman.
  3. Clemens had written Bigelow, apropos of some adverse expression on the tariff: Thank you for any hard word you can say about the tariff. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009.