APPROPRIATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of APPROPRIATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
Classic Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
1  Mrs. Gradgrind faintly looked at the tongs, as the most appropriate thing her imbecility could think of doing.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
2  Dresses were made, jewellery was made, cakes and gloves were made, settlements were made, and an extensive assortment of Facts did appropriate honour to the contract.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
3  And so saying, he reached the harp, and entertained his guest with the following characteristic song, to a sort of derry-down chorus, appropriate to an old English ditty.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
4  Yet so strict were the laws of their society, that no one ventured to appropriate any part of the booty, which was brought into one common mass, to be at the disposal of their leader.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII.
5  Even Michaelis almost sun-burned: though sun-cooked is more appropriate to the look of the mass of human flesh.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
6  So ended their discourse, which, for any very appropriate service it could render Fanny, might as well have been spared, for Mrs. Norris had not the smallest intention of taking her.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
7  To do him justice, however, he did not resolve to appropriate it; for remembering that there was some very good ranting-ground in Frederick, he professed an equal willingness for that.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
8  The undertaker, who had just put up the shutters of his shop, was making some entries in his day-book by the light of a most appropriate dismal candle, when Mr. Bumble entered.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
9  To Mrs. Yeobright, as soon as she could calmly reflect, there was much likelihood in this, for she could hardly believe that Wildeve would really appropriate money belonging to her son.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 1 The Rencounter by the Pool
10  Then with a red head of hair, and an appropriate dress, I took my station in the business part of the city, ostensibly as a match-seller but really as a beggar.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
11  Then I tried talk, and found that her name was Weena, which, though I don't know what it meant, somehow seemed appropriate enough.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In V
12  I think he hardly knew what he was saying, for when I asked him what business he was in he answered "That's my affair," before he realized that it wasn't the appropriate reply.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
13  He was left with his singularly appropriate education; the vague contour of Jay Gatsby had filled out to the substantiality of a man.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6
14  And your mother has brought on herself a most appropriate punishment.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 49
15  Under the circumstances, I felt that Joe could hardly fail to discern in the pale young gentleman, an appropriate passenger to be put into the black velvet coach; therefore, I said nothing of him.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XII
Example Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
16  She gave a speech appropriate to the occasion.
17  The statement of our delegation was singularly appropriate to the occasion.
18  The most appropriate strategy may simply be to walk away from the problem.
19  It was thought appropriate to award her the prize.
20  The ranch owners appropriate the lands that have originally been set aside for the Indians' use.
21  Please select the appropriate feedback form from the list below so that your comments will be directed to the appropriate staff for a quick response.
22  The critic should emend the book by selecting the passages which he thought most appropriate to the text.
23  The difference between whether a shove or a nudge is more appropriate might go to the harm that results.
24  His voice has a lachrymose quality more appropriate to a funeral than a class reunion.
25  At this point, I would suggest that the limerick, based on a true story, is the more appropriate poetic form.
26  The accountant uses an algorithm to determine the appropriate tax bracket.
27  Its size, style and expression broaden the appeal of the car, making it more appropriate for a wider range of circumstances.
28  The government has appropriated a large sum of money for building hospitals.
29  I see that the director has appropriated the best office to his own use.
30  The government made an appropriation of a billion for the new project.