We were both so excited that, at the moment of greeting, neither of us could be apposite
to the occasion in words, so we communicated our feelings by signs; as thus, David half sat down in a place where there was no chair, which is his favourite preparation for being emphatic, and is borrowed, I think, from the frogs, and we then made the extraordinary faces which mean, "What a tremendous adventure!"
That shot of yours, whether by instinct or intention, of the hawk and the pigeon was peculiarly apposite
. I think we may settle on that as a fixed trait to be accepted throughout our investigation."
It is odd therefore, that the one apposite
passage which recurred to me in its entirety was in hexameters and pentameters
While he bestowed those of greater value on the two most distinguished warriors, one of whom was his host, he seasoned his offerings to their inferiors with such well- timed and apposite
compliments, as left them no ground of complaint.
He rehearsed to himself a number of apposite
. Poole Harbour was dry, which led her to praise the absence of muddy foreshore at Friedrich Wilhelms Bad, Rugen, where beech-trees hang over the tideless Baltic, and cows may contemplate the brine.
Here he set before me water and soap, and a comb; and laid out some clothes that belonged to his son; and here, with another apposite
tag, he left me to my toilet.
At length, something was said by Holgrave that made it apposite
for Phoebe to inquire what had first brought him acquainted with her cousin Hepzibah, and why he now chose to lodge in the desolate old Pyncheon House.
He had begun to quote from a speech delivered by Gouverneur Morris, on the right of deposit at New Orleans, and which he had spoken at college, and was near getting into a part of the subject that might not have been so apposite
, but retreated in time.
“A very just and apposite
figure, Judge Temple,” observed the sheriff;
Goodfellow went on for some half hour longer in this strain, very much to the credit both of his head and of his heart; but your warm-hearted people are seldom apposite
in their observations -- they run into all sorts of blunders, contre-temps and mal apropos-isms, in the hot-headedness of their zeal to serve a friend -- thus, often with the kindest intentions in the world, doing infinitely more to prejudice his cause than to advance it.
This, from him, so unexpectedly apposite
, had the effect upon her of a Providential interposition.