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aptly
 ad.  in a competent capable manner; in an apt or suitable manner
Classic Sentence: (48 in 4 pages)
1  To this end, Ellen and Mammy bent their efforts, and as Scarlett grew older she became an apt pupil in this subject, even though she learned little else.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  "An apt observation," he answered airily.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  He sneered more, his words were apt to be more biting, but the manner that accompanied them was always punctilious--too punctilious.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
4  Society is a revolving body which is apt to be judged according to its place in each man's heaven; and at present it was turning its illuminated face to Lily.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
5  Hitherto he had found, in her presence and her talk, the aesthetic amusement which a reflective man is apt to seek in desultory intercourse with pretty women.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
6  Sam Clark was particularly apt at them.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
7  To accomplish his object Ahab must use tools; and of all tools used in the shadow of the moon, men are most apt to get out of order.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. Surmises.
8  During that long interval Starbuck would ever be apt to fall into open relapses of rebellion against his captain's leadership, unless some ordinary, prudential, circumstantial influences were brought to bear upon him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. Surmises.
9  It is very fat and tender, and apt to tear in pieces in hoisting it on deck.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
10  Mental excitement was apt to send me with a rush back to my own naked land and the figures scattered upon it.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: I
11  On the way home, however, the shivering was apt to come on him again; and so he would have to stop once or twice to warm up against the cruel cold.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 7
12  If he does not, some one else will; and the saloon-keeper, unless he is also an alderman, is apt to be in debt to the big brewers, and on the verge of being sold out.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 23
13  At length one of those low murmurs, that are so apt to disturb a multitude, was heard, and the whole nation arose to their feet by a common impulse.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
14  She was an apt woman; and a little experience soon demonstrated, to her satisfaction, that education and slavery were incompatible with each other.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
15  Respectable families would be more apt to buy you, if they saw you looked plain and decent, as if you wasn't trying to look handsome.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
Example Sentence:
1  35 years ago, Milton Friedman wrote a famous article whose title aptly summed up its point: "The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits.”
2  We spent a week at the aptly named Grand View Hotel.
3  Some of the staff are apt to arrive late on Mondays.
4  We are apt to wish for what we can't have.
5  China cups are apt to break.
6  Paper is apt to catch fire.
7  A man apt to promise is apt to forget.
8  We have some particularly apt students in the class this year.
9  The song would have been more apt for a bass voice.
10  To do this appears so abrupt that the novice is apt to make a further effort to finish up the subject.
11  The defeated England coach, Bobby Robson, described it as a miracle, which following 'the Hand-of-God' goal seems supremely apt.