appositeness

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

apposite +‎ -ness

NounEdit

appositeness (usually uncountable, plural appositenesses)

  1. the state of being apposite
    • 1840, Abel Upshur, A Brief Enquiry into the Nature and Character of our Federal Government, Campbell, page 62:
      There is a want of appositeness and accuracy in the first sentence of this extract, which renders it somewhat difficult to determine whether the author designed it as a single proposition, or as a series of independent propositions.
    • 1921, Lytton Strachey, Queen Victoria:
      For two years more he lingered, sinking slowly into unconsciousness and imbecility. Sometimes, propped up in his chair, he would be heard to murmur, with unexpected appositeness, the words of Samson [...]

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